Project ECHO: Connecting rural communities with oncology specialists

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Published: 7 Feb 2020
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Dr Ellen Baker - Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, USA

Dr Ellen Baker speaks to ecancer at the 2019 AORTIC conference in Maputo about Project ECHO, which is a telementoring model that utilises video conferencing to connect specialist consultants with primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas.

She provides an overview of the project and the challenges associated with running this project in rural areas.

Dr Baker explains that this project is a great communication tool, which supplements other programs in the area - such as improving cancer prevention.