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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program seeks to educate medical students and residents about rewarding careers in oncology by pairing nearly 80 mentees with established oncology professionals since 2014.