A Chat on Communication Barriers in Childhood Cancer

Provider communication is extremely important, especially when dealing with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. In this episode of “The Vitals,” Bryan A. Sisk, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of pediatric hematology and oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine discusses his recent research on communication barriers between healthcare providers and children with cancer and their families.

While some of these issues can be found in the broader cancer space, others – like how much information to give a 6-year-old versus a 16-year-old – align more with the intricacies of pediatrics. Sisk talks about this, and the improvements he hopes to see in this space in years to come.