Moffitt Cancer Center incorporating empathy in patient cancer treatment

Moffitt Cancer Center is constantly implementing care for patients through new research. An important part of a patient’s treatment plan is empathy.

Dr. Brandon Blue has been in medicine since 2011.

“Things are different every day. I never know what I’m going to walk into. It keeps it interesting and keeps me on my toes,” Dr. Blue said. “I didn’t know what the road to becoming a doctor actually looked like. I really never saw myself as a doctor because I didn’t know what it looked like.”

Across the country, the path to becoming a doctor didn’t look like him. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, only 5 percent of physicians are Black.

One of Dr. Blue’s patients is Gary Lambert. Lambert has spent the last 8 years fighting myeloma.

“I’m not nervous for myself, I’m nervous for my family, my kids,” said Lambert.
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