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Oncology Service Line: A Change in Focus
Health Leaders Media

The prognoses delivered in hospital oncology departments around the country are decidedly less grim than they were a decade or even five years ago. The rate of technological innovations in cancer care is speeding forward like never before, leading to better results, fewer treatment side effects, and an improved quality of life for patients.

From genetic testing to advanced chemotherapy procedures, hospitals and health systems are changing the focus of oncology from merely ensuring survival to, in many cases, providing comprehensive long-term care and even cures.