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NCCN Roundtable Tackles Disparities in Cancer Care

action…This is particularly important in communities of color,” she said. She has learned that for previously uninsured consumers to enroll in the ACA, the availability of in-person application assistance is critical. In communities of color, individuals

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NCCN Virtual Policy Summit: Defining the “New Normal” — 2021 and the State of Cancer Care in America Following 2020

Alyssa A. Schatz, Lindsey Bandini, and Robert W. Carlson

time when people might feel hesitant or be unable to go to a provider’s office. It is also notable that many providers have engaged mobile screening vans to bring a variety of cancer screenings into community settings. 5 Unfortunately, rates of return

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The Alliance for Quality Psychosocial Cancer Care: An Innovative Model for Disseminating and Improving Implementation of National Quality Care Recommendations

Ruth McCorkle, Rebecca Kirch, Kim Thiboldeaux, Julie Taylor, and Mark Gorman

In 2008, the Cancer Support Community and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society joined forces to bring together key professional and advocacy stakeholders from the cancer and mental health communities to form the Alliance for Quality

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group of experts in community oncology and agreed to by the original Elevating Cancer Equity working group members who drafted the original HERC. This expansion is part of ongoing efforts to address the impact of structural and interpersonal racism as a

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Advocating for Equity in Cancer Care

James McCanney, Terrell Johnson, Lindsey A.M. Bandini, Shonta Chambers, Lynette Bonar, and Robert W. Carlson

Cancer Equity From Patient Advocates Financial toxicity, lack of information dissemination, and historical instances of medical mistrust threaten underserved communities’ ability and willingness to participate in cancer prevention, routine cancer

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just how widespread the current platinum chemotherapy shortage is, and shared a statement calling on the whole oncology community to work together on solutions. “This is an unacceptable situation. We are hearing from oncologists and pharmacists

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Reflections on NCCN's First 20 Years

David C. Hohn

advocate of health services research, was deeply concerned about discordant patterns of cancer care in both academic and community cancer centers in the face of compelling evidence from clinical trials. Dr. Winn felt strongly that the best strategy for

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The Birth of NCCN

Joseph V. Simone

of all kinds because one of the provisions in the draft proposal was to redirect patients to community hospitals, which were far less expensive than academic hospitals. I had been at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for only a year and became

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Application of the Socioecological Model to Regional Clinical Trials: A Paradigm-Shift to Advance Scientific Discovery and Prognostic Modeling

Shawna L. Ehlers

conduct of clinical trials. We can further challenge ourselves as a comprehensive cancer care community by asking “How do I expand prognostic modeling within my own work?” Some thoughts on this are below: Existing knowledge: What are the prognostic

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A Cancer-Related Fatigue Clinic: Opportunities and Challenges

Carmen P. Escalante, Ellen Manzullo, and Rosalie Valdres

: results from a prospective community oncology study . J Clin Oncol 1998 ; 16 : 3412 – 3425 . 5 Glaus A Crow R Hammond S . A qualitative study to explore the concept of fatigue/tiredness in cancer patients and in healthy individuals