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Evaluating the Potential Role of PET/CT in the Posttreatment Surveillance of Head and Neck Cancer

Shrujal S. Baxi, Lara Dunn, and David G. Pfister

The central rationale for active surveillance after curative treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the belief that earlier detection of recurrent or new primary cancers facilitates earlier initiation of therapy and can

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Plenary Session—The Patient Journey: Equity of Cancer Care

Presented by: Thomas A. Farrington, Liz Margolies, Shonta Chambers, Maria D. Garcia-Jimenez, and Alyssa A. Schatz

Moderated by: Carmen E. Guerra

early or at a later stage, but it’s in the early detection/screening phase that cancer disparities become evident, according to Thomas A. Farrington, BSEE, Founder and President, Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), and a member of the NCCN

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Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care in 2014

Robert W. Carlson

-Risk Assessment: Colorectal in February 2014. Another interesting discussion centered on “Early Detection of Prostate Cancer: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Consequences?” During this point/counterpoint presentation, Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH, and Andrew J

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NCCN News

National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) announced 3 key areas of policy focus as part of the Alliance for Cancer Care Equity (ACCE) joint collaboration, including advancing diversity in clinical trials, improving cancer screening and early detection, and

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BPI24-026: Utilization of ExoDx Prostate Test for Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification in the African American Population

Jason Alter, Ronald Tutrone, Christian J. Ray, Sonia Kumar, Grannum Sant, Yiyuan Yao, Vinita Verma, and Johan Skog

disease at every stage from prevention and screening to clinical outcomes, which calls for a focused approach to early detection and effective treatment options. The ExoDx Prostate (EPI) Test is a non-invasive risk assessment urine test for assessing risk

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QIM22-206: Physical Therapy Outcomes in Oncology Multidisciplinary Clinics

Cari Utendorf, Amy Compston, and Brittany Knauss

physical therapy. Benefits of MDCs are reduced travel, coordination of appointments, and increased value of the collaborative approach. This approach allows for early detection of patients’ functional status, which is a key indicator in cancer treatment

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CLO21-024: Serial Circulating Tumor DNA Analysis for Treatment Monitoring in an Inflammatory Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patient

Urmeel Patel, Nicole Hook, Meenakshi Malhotra, Perry Olshan, Paul R. Billings, Alexey Aleshin, and Angel Rodriguez

inflammatory breast cancer and serial monitoring enables early detection of response/resistance to therapy prompting a timely change to an alternative therapy than the current standard of care.

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QIM24-191: Standardizing Height and Weight Measurement for Treatment Calculations in Adult Patients With Cancer

Lisa Tesoriero, Elizabeth Rodriguez, MaryAnn Connor, Jericho Garcia, Tiffany Lin, Mark Robson, Tiffany Traina, and Karen Collum

enforce the standard. A just culture, that promotes error reporting ensures early detection and correction. It's crucial to recognize the importance of accurate height and weight measurements and put systems in place to minimize errors.

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BIO24-032: Early Diagnosis of Cancer Cachexia Using Body Composition Index as the Radiographic Biomarker

Sabeen Ahmed, Nathan Parker, and Ghulam Rasool

longitudinal tracking of SMI in patients showed a drop in SMI indicating the probability of cachexia. We further improved the cachexia early detection by employing a multimodal learning approach, where data from clinical notes supplemented the performance of

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CRE24-046: Social Determinants of Health in Real-World Evidence Studies of Early-Stage Cancer Care: A Systematic Literature Review

Thomas Wilson, Andrew Osterland, Sarah Markt, Arthur Sillah, Junqing Liu, Esther Renee Smith-Howell, Gregory Patton, and Kashif Firozvi

SDOH, this study identified data sources, definitions, and measures of SDOH used in observational studies of early-stage cancer. Methods: We conducted a systematic literature review of observational studies focused on the impact of SDOH on early