Advertisement

Advertisement

2021 ASCO Quality Care Symposium

breast cancer

Katherine E. Reeder-Hayes, MD, MBA, on Geography, Breast Cancer Treatment, and Racial Disparities

Katherine E. Reeder-Hayes, MD, MBA, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the timeliness of breast cancer care for Black women compared with non-Black women in North Carolina. ...

issues in oncology
cost of care

Aakash Desai, MPH, MD, on the Precision Oncology Promise: Can We Deliver?

Aakash Desai, MPH, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, talks about the urgent need for drug pricing reform, given the average expenditure of Medicare part D, and the ultimate out-of-pocket...

issues in oncology

Jenny Jing Xiang, MD, on Improving Clinical Trial Recruitment With a Universal Prescreening Protocol

Jenny Jing Xiang, MD, of Yale University School of Medicine, discusses a universal, standardized clinical trial prescreening protocol, which streamlined research recruitment and was associated with ye...

issues in oncology

John V. Cox, DO, MBA, on Reshaping Practice Models to Better Care for Patients With Cancer

John V. Cox, DO, MBA, of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, summarizes his Joseph V. Simone Lecture, in which he stressed the need for coordinated care among practices. The concept o...

issues in oncology
palliative care

Divya Gupta, MD, on Improving Advance Care Planning Conversations With Patients

Divya Gupta, MD, of the Stanford Cancer Center, discusses an intervention utilizing a computer model and lay care coaches to improve advance care planning conversations with patients who have metastat...

issues in oncology

Divya A. Parikh, MD, on Improving Care Documentation With a Patient Conversation Guide

Divya A. Parikh, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses findings that suggest an evidence-based tool, the Serious Illness Conversation Guide, may engage patients with metastatic or r...

Lung Cancer

Study Finds Medicaid Expansion May Be Associated With Decrease in Early Lung Cancer Mortality

Medicare expansion under the Affordable Care Act may have improved outcomes for patients with lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, according to data presented at the 20...

issues in oncology
survivorship

Courtney Williams, DrPH, on Cancer Survivors: Working Together to Improve Patient Adherence

Courtney Williams, DrPH, of the National Cancer Institute, discusses the costs associated with cancer survivors who don’t take their medications and cites the need for research to better understand wh...

issues in oncology

Benjamin W. Corn, MD, on Integrating Hope Into Clinical Oncology

Benjamin W. Corn, MD, of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, discusses hope: what it takes for hope to thrive; how he and his colleagues are helping patients and providers become more hopeful th...

issues in oncology

Sarah S. Mougalian, MD, on a Next-Day Access Program for Patients With Cancer

Sarah S. Mougalian, MD, of Yale Cancer Center, discusses the increasingly common problem of long wait times for access to oncology care. Her team developed a next-day access program in several of Yale...

lung cancer
health-care policy
legislation

Leticia Nogueira, PhD, MPH, on the Association of Medicaid Expansion and Early Mortality Following Lung Cancer Surgery

Leticia Nogueira, PhD, MPH, of the American Cancer Society, discusses results from a study designed to evaluate the impact of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In Medicaid-expans...

Geriatric Oncology

Efficacy of Risk Calculator in Treating Elderly Patients With Cancer

Researchers have shown that using a validated risk calculator helped to drive informed treatment decisions in older patients with cancer. Mbewe et al identified the Cancer and Aging Research Group (CA...

Issues in Oncology

Study Shows Benefits of a Next-Day Access Program for Patients With Cancer

A pilot program developed by researchers at Yale Cancer Center that offers patients next-day access for oncologic consultation showed reduced wait times for initial access to cancer care and increased...

issues in oncology
supportive care

Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, on Community-Based Intervention and Cancer Care Disparity

Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, of Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses data suggesting that community health workers and innovative payer models can better engage low-income and minority patie...

cost of care

Tina Shih, PhD, on Trends in Total and Out-of-Pocket Costs of Cancer Care

Tina Shih, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the rising cost-sharing requirement from private insurance, which has worsened the financial burden for patients with ca...

Issues in Oncology

Study Finds Prior Authorization May Be Associated With Delayed Receipt of Oral Anticancer Drugs

Dozens of oral chemotherapy drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the past 2 decades and are now being prescribed in the treatment of many cancer types. However, most ...

Issues in Oncology

Integrating Community-Based Interventions Into Cancer Care for Low-Income and Minority Patients May Improve Quality of Life, Reduce Care Disparities

It has been well documented that a confluence of many factors, including low-socioeconomic status, contribute to health disparities and worse outcomes in minority patients with cancer. Strategies that...

Advertisement

Advertisement



Advertisement