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Champions Rising to the Challenge of Ensuring High-Quality Cancer Care

Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, Elizabeth A. Nardi, and James McCanney

, insurance companies, professional societies, patient advocacy organizations, and community organizations. In the face of escalating partisan dynamics within the “repeal and replace” debate, some policymakers are working across the aisle to ensure that

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NCCN News

Moffitt Oncology Network of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, as a community-based research affiliate for the project. Moffitt Cancer Center is one of 23 NCCN Member Institutions. Located in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, LVHN is operating as an ARP

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require immediate therapy. These NCCN Guidelines will raise awareness, educate the medical community at large, and provide a reference for commercial insurers to improve patient accessibility to diagnostic tools and potentially life-saving treatments

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Defining Cancer Care Quality or Delivering Quality Cancer Care?

Matt Brow, J. Russell Hoverman, Debra Patt, Bill Herman, Diana Verrilli, Jody Garey, and Roy Beveridge

quality” that can characterize a practice or physician in this area. This work includes ongoing efforts within and among the National Quality Forum, NCCN, ASCO, The US Oncology Network (The Network), the Community Oncology Alliance, and Ontario Cancer Care

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COVID-19 and Cancer Center Operations: Lessons Learned From the NCCN Best Practices Committee

Jessica M. Sugalski, Theresa Franco, Lawrence N. Shulman, Elizabeth Souza, Ephraim Hochberg, Anne Chiang, Scott Lawrence, Diana Krause, and Timothy Kubal

, two-thirds of community hospitals are affiliated with a larger hospital system. 2 During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to shift appropriate care away from the main cancer center to network sites in surrounding communities was a key coping

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NCCN News

Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Yale School of Medicine, its mission encompasses patient care, research, cancer prevention and control, community outreach, and education. “We are honored to be elected to NCCN institutional membership,” said Thomas J. Lynch

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Keynote Session: Experience With Innovative Therapies

A Focus on CAR T-Cell Therapy

. Locke pointed out, Dr. Backer was not the usual patient. He knew how to research his condition and find a clinical trial that could be suitable. “We as a community shouldn’t necessarily expect our patients to go out and seek that,” he said. He then posed

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Time to Change: Supporting Sexual and Gender Minority People—An Underserved, Understudied Cancer Risk Population

Juno Obedin-Maliver

every cancer research study and registry is timely and mirrors that of a recent ASCO Position Statement. 17 Frankly, without these data, we are flying blind in differential impact of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes on this community

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Implementation Science to Improve Tobacco Cessation Services in Oncology Care

The Cancer Center Cessation Initiative Implementation Science Working Group

community, including staff and investigators at US cancer centers and the C3I Coordinating Center, formed the C3I Implementation Science Working Group. This working group’s mission is to bring together clinicians, scientists, and policymakers who share a

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Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Agility and Collaboration Toward a Common Goal

Masumi Ueda, Renato Martins, Paul C. Hendrie, Terry McDonnell, Jennie R. Crews, Tracy L. Wong, Brittany McCreery, Barbara Jagels, Aaron Crane, David R. Byrd, Steven A. Pergam, Nancy E. Davidson, Catherine Liu, and F. Marc Stewart

patients without cancer. 3 Although the case numbers in our patients at this point are low, ongoing community transmission essentially ensures this will not remain static. Due to the projected shortage of health care resources, as well as the predicted