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ECCO 2017 | Medical expert representatives for patients

Matti Aapro • 27 Jan 2017

Matti Aapro, MD, from the Clinique de Genolier, Genolier, Switzerland, discusses patient representatives at the European Cancer Congress of the European Cancer Organisation (ECCO) 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Patients in many different countries communicate directly with cancer specialists, and can be confused about what is being discussed. There are many healthcare providers that support cancer patients, including nurses, psycho-oncologists, physiotherapists, and primary care physicians. These healthcare providers may have a better understanding of what is being discussed, and may be able to translate this to the patient.