The objectives are to:
- provide safe care in the community (wherever the patient is);
- provide continuity of high-quality systemic therapy (chemotherapy or hormone therapy);
- improve access to expertise in oncology by providing a link between the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre and the community.
Therapy in the community is offered to cancer patients who are seen as part of the oncology centre’s Medical Oncology Program.
The medical oncologist determines patient eligibility using a referral process and established criteria.