Lessons Learned From Establishing an Oncoendocrinology Clinic

  • Yee-Ming Melody Cheung
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    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

    Department of Medicine, Endocrine Unit, Austin Hospital, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik
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    Address correspondence to Dr Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 221 Longwood Ave, RFB-2, Boston, MA 02115.
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    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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Published:October 06, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eprac.2021.09.015
      Oncoendocrinology is an evolving medical field that encompasses the diagnosis and management of endocrine diseases in patients with either active malignancy or those under survivorship surveillance.
      • Rivkees S.A.
      The evolving field of “onco-endocrinology”.
      As the diagnosis and management of endocrine disease in the oncologic patient can be challenging, oncoendocrinology centers are a relatively novel concept designed to bridge the gap between these 2 disciplines and specifically address both the endocrine and oncologic needs of this complex population.

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      DFCI (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
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