News impacting community cancer care
May 28, 2024

Dr. Allyson Harroff of Texas Oncology San Antonio Pens LTE in San Marcos Daily Record

Dr. Allyson Harroff of Texas Oncology penned a letter to the editor (LTE) in the San Marcos Daily Record that ran on May 26, as a follow up to a recent site visit by Rep. Greg Casar (D-TX) to the Texas Oncology San Antonio Downtown practice location.

Congressman Greg Casar visited Texas Oncology in April to learn about community oncology care in his district. In Dr. Harroff’s LTE, she emphasized the value of independent practice care and highlighted the disparity in payments between community care and the hospital setting that is causing patients to pay higher costs and travel further. “At independent cancer centers, patients work closely with our patient care teams to personalize their care plan – at a fraction of the cost of care provided in the hospital setting. However, misguided policy has enabled hospital systems to rapidly acquire community cancer clinics, forcing patients to pay more and travel farther for care,” Dr. Harroff wrote.

Dr. Harroff thanked Congressman Casar for taking the time to visit Texas Oncology as The Network looks forward to working with him on issues impacting community care.

To read Dr. Harroff’s LTE, CLICK HERE.

To read more about Rep. Casar’s site visit to Texas Oncology San Antonio Downtown, CLICK HERE.