2008 NCCN Fellows Recognition Program: New Horizons in Quality Cancer Care

Since 2000, NCCN has offered the Fellows Recognition Program as an educational program just prior to the NCCN Annual Conference. The purpose of this program is to educate future oncology leaders about the application of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology to the management of major cancer types and supportive care areas. In 2008, NCCN again offered a half-day program for oncology fellows, entitled “New Horizons in Quality Cancer Care,” this year adding an award component—the NCCN Fellows Award—for the best proposals for new concepts in advancing the quality of cancer care.2008 NCCN Fellows Award recipients are: Benjamin J. George, MD, from Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, for An Integrative Approach to Pain Management in Patients with Advanced Cancer Kimberly A. Jones, MD, from Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, for Utilization of Performance Status in Patient Care: How Physicians Measure Up Kilian Salerno May, MD, from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, for On Target? A Quality Initiative to Evaluate Accuracy of Electronic Portal Imaging for Set-Up Verification in Radiotherapy Susan A. McCloskey, MD, from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, for Establishment of Methodologies for the Use of Administrative Insurance Claims in Case Identification and Evaluation of Care Delivered to Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients Sumanta Kumar Pal, MD, from City of Hope, for Referral of Oncology Patients for Routine Cancer-Related Screening: An Institutional Quality Improvement Initiative An Integrative Approach to Pain Management in Patients with Advanced CancerBenjamin J. George, MD, Wilford Hall Medical...

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