Key clinical point: Rural families of pediatric cancer patients experience unique burdens because of the distance between home and urban cancer center.
Major finding: Long drives to receive cancer care and inadequate emergency care at local community hospitals are primary challenges for rural families of pediatric cancer patients.
Study details: Interviews with 18 caregivers of pediatric cancer patients who received care at an urban children’s hospital.
Disclosures: No potential conflicts of interest were reported.
Walling EB et al. J Oncol Pract. 2019 Jan 31. doi: 10.1200/JOP.18.00115.