How can providers optimize the care of patients with colorectal cancer? A session at JAPDRO Live 2023, the Annual APSHO Meeting, outlined what providers must know about treating this population of patients.
Tammy Triglianos, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP, of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Mary B. Morgan, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCN, of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, spoke during the session.
Dr. Triglianos discussed the key takeaways from the session, noting that she hopes attendees gained a better understanding of the “landscape of colorectal cancer treatments.”
“It’s complex. There’s not a textbook approach to this. We have some very clear guidelines and parameters,” she said, emphasizing that it’s critical to understand the “nuances” of guidelines and to be comfortable reviewing and interpreting data.
Dr. Triglianos said that a team approach is an important piece of colorectal cancer treatment. For example, she often brainstorms with others to learn about their strategies and approaches as teamwork can help providers understand the nuances and “help patients make the right decision for them at the right time,” she said.