Lung Cancer Care in Rural US


Lung cancer research is often centered at large, urban academic medical centers.  But what research and treatment options are available for those patients with lung cancer who live in rural areas? In this episode of Lung Cancer Considered, host Dr. Narjust Florez discusses the state of rural lung cancer care and research with Dr. Debora Bruno, a thoracic medical oncologist at Case Western in Cleveland. Dr. Bruno worked in rural Nebraska for three years after the completion of her fellowship where she was able to help establish a multi-disciplinary clinic for patients with lung cancer.  Also participating in the podcast is Dr. Gabrielle Rocque, associate professor of medicine at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama. Dr. Rocque has a strong interest in the interface between community oncology practices and academia.

Narjust Florez Headshot 2022
Narjust Florez


Associate Director of the Cancer Care Equity Program and Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Debora S. Bruno


Oncologist and Co-Chair
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Gabrielle Rocque
Gabrielle Rocque


Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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