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May 26, 2016

There are many clinical and ethical challenges associated with the increasing availability of next-generation DNA sequencing technology and the current lack of evidence-based guidelines.

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May 26, 2016

In 2014, ABIM released a new process for maintenance of certification, which many cancer care providers have found burdensome and inconvenient to complete. ASCO has responded by creating a task force to address these concerns. 

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May 26, 2016

On February 11, members of the ASCO Government Relations Committee came to Washington, D.C., to meet with key federal agency and congressional committee staff to discuss ASCO's top policy priorities. 

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May 26, 2016

The State Affiliate Council has held regular meetings in the fall and spring to discuss a number of topics including payment reform, the proliferation of clinical pathways, MACRA implementation, and other issues related to practicing oncology.

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May 26, 2016

The Teams in Cancer Care Delivery initiative is an effort to bring together the world’s largest multidisciplinary cancer care society and the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training in order to learn about current research in team-based cancer care.

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May 26, 2016

The United States continues to experience significant volatility in the practice landscape because of policy, economic, and workforce issues, charging practice administrators across all practice settings to bridge the business and medical worlds in an effort to preserve the delivery care model.

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May 26, 2016

Still going strong after over 35 years of teaching at the University of Chicago, Philip Hoffman, MD, recipient of this year’s ASCO Excellence in Teaching Special Award, shares his strategy for keeping students engaged and what inspires him to keep teaching. 

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May 26, 2016

Radiation oncologist Dr. Sarah A. Thurman discusses the important knowledge that can be gained from attending the Plenary Session and Science of Oncology Award Lecture.

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May 26, 2016

Surgical Oncologist Dr. Michael J. Demeure discusses what he’s learned from previous ASCO Annual Meetings.

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May 26, 2016

As oncology research and development continues to incorporate precision medicine therapies, presence of a molecular alteration has a greater impact on the population eligible for clinical trials.

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May 26, 2016

Dr. Arti Hurria discusses the importance of oncology luminaries, defined as late-career physicians who have made substantial contributions to the field of oncology. 

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May 26, 2016

Dr. Anne C. Chiang gives an overview of CMS quality measurement programs, such as PQRS, and how MACRA will affect these programs

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May 22, 2015

ASCO recognizes addressing issues of physician wellness and burnout are fundamental to ensuring oncologists do not experience emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, or loss of purpose.

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May 22, 2015

QOPI is a 3-year certification for outpatient hematology–oncology practices that helps medical providers facilitate better care for patients through a series of performance measures and standards.

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May 30, 2015

Repeal of the SGR and the House of Representatives’ 21st Century Cures initiative are two main issues ASCO hopes will benefit members’ oncology practices.

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May 29, 2015

The ASCO Quality Training Program prepares teams of oncology providers over 6 months to design, implement, and lead successful quality improvement activities in their practice settings.

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May 29, 2015

COME HOME is a community oncology medical home model using a standardized, computer-based decision support tool for first responders and triage nurses to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care.

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May 29, 2015

Quality reporting through the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System may improve care for oncology practices through internal benchmarking and by providing important feedback.

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May 30, 2015

Burnout in oncology professionals is gaining increased awareness. Drs. Anthony Back, Tait D. Shanafelt, and Cynda H. Rushton will outline the methods of identification and management of burnout in physicians and nurses. 

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May 30, 2015

An inaugural ASCO seminar on understanding the difficult landscape of the economics of oncology, from the cost of new drugs to reimbursement reform options.

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