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Women’s Guild Supports Enhanced Breast Cancer Patient Care

Continuing its longstanding tradition of support for innovations in patient care, Women’s Guild is paving the way for new, leading-edge technology at the Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center — A Project of Women’s Guild at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Buoyed by seed funding from the fall gala, the Breast Center is licensing a web-based software program called the Personal and Family Supportive Care Planner, giving physicians and staff a critical tool to assess individual patients’ needs in the early stages of treatment.

The new program helps advance the Breast Center’s commitment to exceptional care. Designed to function on a wide variety of platforms — including laptops, desktops, and tablets — the software allows patients to build comprehensive profiles that offer a window into their psychological, emotional, physical, rehabilitative, nutritional, spiritual, and social conditions. With the knowledge and key insights they glean, care providers are able to evaluate the whole person and, as a result, develop customized approaches to treatment — a welcome prospect for the approximately 12,000 patients anticipated to utilize the Breast Center this year alone.

Women’s Guild is proud to be part of the Center’s efforts to provide patients and their families the very best psychosocial healthcare and educational and support services available today. Screening technology; a sample screen from the Personal and Family Care Planner, a novel computer based needs assessment tool.