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Practice Patterns, Guideline-Based Treatments, Costs and Efficacy of Care, and Global Perspectives: A Call for Papers on Excellence in Cancer Care

Harold J. Burstein

in cancer care, from both academic and community perspectives. We are particularly seeking original research and insightful commentary on the best ways to use resources and improve outcomes for patients. Examples of such contributions might include

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Creating An Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program: Lessons Learned From Pediatric and Adult Oncology Practice Bases

Damon Reed, Rebecca G. Block, and Rebecca Johnson

, creating dedicated patient care facilities, and educating the community about AYA oncology. Program development during the first 2 years addressed the most glaring unmet needs of AYAs treated in a pediatric hospital. Institutional approval was obtained to

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Preliminary Report: The Development of the NCCN Comparative Therapeutic Index™ as a Clinical Evaluative Process for Existing Data in Oncology

Edward C. Li and Jessica DeMartino

community focus on cancer care, it is critical that the oncology community be actively involved in the development and implementation of processes at all levels. To address the knowledge gap problem with CER, consideration must be given to the current

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Rapid Access to Mental Health Professionals With Experience in Treating Cancer-Related Distress: The American Psychosocial Oncology Referral Helpline

Elizabeth Harvey, Lauren Rogak, Ruth Ford, and Jimmie Holland

of psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, and psychiatrists, it has maintained a helpline (1-866-276-7443) since 2003 to help patients find a counselor in their local community through a directory maintained by the society. This can serve

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Ovarian Cancer Guidelines: Treatment Progress and Controversies

Robert J. Morgan Jr.

therapeutic developments. Nonetheless, significant controversies remain, and these controversies can cause major disagreement among experts. This issue of JNCCN proves this point and also illustrates the importance that we in the medical community must place

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Benefits Associated with an Early Hemoglobin Response to Epoetin Alfa Therapy in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Related Anemia

Susana M. Campos, Mei Sheng Duh, Patrick Lefebvre, and James Rosberg

disease response or tumor type: results from a prospective community oncology study. Procrit Study Group . J Clin Oncol 1998 ; 16 : 3412 – 3425 . 10 Gabrilove JL Cleeland CS Livingston RB . Clinical evaluation of once-weekly dosing of

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Accelerating Advances in Cancer Care Research: A Lookback at the 21st Century Cures Act in 2020

Leigh Gallo, Ronald S. Walters, Jeff Allen, Jenny Ahlstrom, Clay Alspach, Yelak Biru, Alyssa Schatz, Kara Martin, and Robert W. Carlson

–agnostic approvals that were based on common genetic alterations rather than the tissue of origin. The OCE coordinated work across the various medical product centers throughout the FDA, and with the cancer research community, to make these advancements possible

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NCCN Policy Summit: Cancer Care in the Workplace: Building a 21st Century Workplace for Patients, Survivors, and Caretakers

Victoria Hood, Lindsey Bandini, Taneal Carter, Alyssa Schatz, John Sweetenham, Warren Smedley, Joanna Fawzy Morales, Rebecca V. Nellis, Randy A. Jones, Lynn Zonakis, and Robert W. Carlson

Community, agreed that navigation and support are critical, because benefits are often difficult for individuals to understand and navigate. Panelists also emphasized the importance of considering long-term rather than just short-term costs when

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Neutrophil Biology and the Next Generation of Myeloid Growth Factors

David C. Dale

candidates and recipients of HPC transplantation: a comparative analysis of feasibility and outcome for community donors versus related donors . Transfusion 2002 ; 42 : 1414 – 1421 . 57 Ofran Y Avivi I Oliven A . Granulocyte transfusions for

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Are NCI Cancer Centers Providing Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer Focused Clinical Services? A National Survey

Katherine Daunov, Michael Daunov, Kara Noskoff, Hilary Gan, Simon Davies, Megan Farrell, Whitney Hadley, Amelia Baffa, Jennifer Giesel, Rachel Egler, Alex Y. Huang, John J. Letterio, and Richard T. Lee

centers (7%) offered referral to a community fertility clinic not affiliated with their center. Most (78%) provided services if requested by patients. To a lesser extent, respondents reported sexual health being addressed in the survivorship phase (47%) or