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On this week’s episode of Cancer Care Connections, Cheryl Tan spoke with Dr. Scott Kruger, hematologist oncologist, and Dawn Quinn, palliative care program coordinator, for Virginia Oncology Associates. They cleared up the misconceptions about palliative care and how important it can be during your cancer journey. They also briefly discuss the differences between palliative care and hospice care, as well as the importance of having an advanced directive.
Dr. Scott Kruger is the medical director for Virginia Oncology Associates. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology. He is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of LaSalle University and Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then went on to serve in the United States Army where he completed his internship and Internal Medicine residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. He completed his fellowship training in Hematology-Oncology at Letterman Army Medical Center and a visiting fellowship in bone marrow transplant at the Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Dr. Kruger has also been involved in clinical trials and research and has developed numerous presentations. Dr. Kruger is an active member on the Boards of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, US Oncology P&T committee where he serves as the chairman of the pharmacy subcommittee as well as the chairman for the Institutional Review Board for the Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Dawn Quinn is the Palliative Care Program Coordinator for Virginia Oncology Associates. She is CHPN certified by HPNA and ELNEC trained (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. She has a BSN from Virginia Commonwealth University and MS in Palliative Care from the University of Maryland Baltimore.
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Resources mentioned in this podcast
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