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Patient Priorities Should be Paramount when Measuring Quality in Cancer Care According to Panelists at NCCN Policy Summit

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: www.nccn.org The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) hosted a policy summit at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, today, addressing how to define, measure, and apply quality in cancer care. Speakers across the cancer care continuum shared perspectives on current quality measurement initiatives including the Oncology Care Model and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and looked ahead …

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New Patient Resource from NCCN Helps People with Bladder Cancer Make Informed Treatment Decisions

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Bladder Cancer explains the lengthy surveillance process that follows active treatment for the sixth most-common cancer in the United States. The treatment landscape for bladder cancer has changed dramatically over the past few years. Despite being the sixth most common cancer in the United States, and fourth most common for men—impacting an estimated 81,000 Americans …

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CureMD Oncology Integrates NCCN Templates

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: prweb.com The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is collaborating with CureMD to integrate the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates®) into the CureMD Oncology EHR to allow for point-of-care access to treatment recommendations and order templates derived from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®). The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is collaborating with CureMD to integrate …

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NCCN: Updated Guidelines Reflect Advances, ‘Immunotherapy Era’ for Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Bryant Furlow From: cancernetwork.com Updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines® on breast cancer reflect maturing evidence bases and expanding treatment options, including a recently approved immunotherapy regimen for some patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease, according to speakers at the 2019 NCCN Annual Conference, held March 21–23 in Orlando, Florida. “There are many new and emerging options for …

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New Patient Resource from NCCN Clears up Confusion around Highly Common Type of Skin Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Squamous Cell Skin Cancer explains risk factors and treatment options for cancer type that impacts millions every year. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published a new book of patient information that explains prevention, diagnosis and treatment for squamous cell skin cancer—the second-most common skin cancer (after basal cell cancer). Squamous cell and basal …

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Researchers Suggest Current Methods for Reporting Toxicities in Cancer Clinical Trials are Falling Short

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

Findings published in JNCCN examine the differences between patient- and clinician-reported outcomes; recommend a greater focus on the cumulative effect of multiple low-level toxicities. New research from Europe, published in the December 2018 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, finds that quality-of-life for people with cancer is reduced by an accumulation of low-level toxicities just as much …

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NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit Examines Disparities in Cancer Care and Explores Solutions

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Advocates, patients, providers, and other experts share perspectives on the challenges that prevent equitable opportunities and outcomes for people with cancer. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) hosted a Patient Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., today, focused on advocating for equity in cancer care. The summit included case studies, presentations, and panel discussions, all highlighting the barriers that prevent various …

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NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit Examines Disparities in Cancer Care and Explores Solutions

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: PR Newswire From: benzinga.com The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) hosted a Patient Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, today, focused on advocating for equity in cancer care. The summit included case studies, presentations, and panel discussions, all highlighting the barriers that prevent various populations from achieving better outcomes in cancer care. The speakers also discussed some of the work …

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Updated Breast Cancer Resources and Events from NCCN Keep Patients and Doctors Worldwide Informed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Latest metastatic breast cancer treatment options to be explained in webinar for patients and loved ones, corresponding with updated patient guidelines, on October 22 and 29 New NCCN Framework™ outlines recommendations for breast cancer screening and diagnosis for low- and middle-income countries and new NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ include treatment recommendations for optimal management of breast cancer in the Caribbean Global …

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Better Doctor/Patient Communication Means Better Outcomes in Cancer Care, According to a Report in JNCCN

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Study from the American Cancer Society found patients who were more satisfied with the communication they received, had better health results at lower costs A new study from the American Cancer Society has found cancer patients who reported greater satisfaction in the way their provider communicated with them, wound up receiving more efficient care with fewer office visits and better …