Fourteen practices from around the country will be participating in the 2016 Quality Training Program, which kicked off July 13. The program is designed to train oncology health care providers to investigate and implement data-driven quality improvement and manage clinical and administrative processes and outcomes.
Are you a Fellow or Training Program Director? Be sure to check out ASCO’s EEOF Program, a compilation of ASCO University® resources specifically designed for use in Oncology Training Programs at a significantly reduced price. Content includes eLearning resources such as Monthly Tumor Boards, Cancer Genetics and Tumor Genomics Programs, Virtual Meetings, and the new ASCO Personal Learning Dashboard.
This study in JCO found that an 11 item tool, including geriatric assessment items, given to 250 patients with cancer, age 65 and older, predicted the risk of chemotherapy toxicity. A higher risk score was significantly associated with a higher risk of toxicity.The tool had a greater ability to predict chemotherapy toxicity risk compared to the Karnofsky Performance Status.
This study looked at 14,290 5-year survivors, median age 6 years at diagnosis and 32 years at last follow-up. The risk of endocrine abnormalities, including primary hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, growth hormone deficiency, obesity, and diabetes mellitus was significantly higher in survivors exposed to high-risk therapies compared with survivors not as exposed.
Changes under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) begin Jan. 1 and will transform Medicare reimbursement and care delivery for oncology practices throughout the U.S. Now is the time to prepare. As your partner in practice transformation, ASCO will offer a free, hands-on workshop, "Are you ready for MACRA? Tools and Resources to Help You Prepare," Sept. 23 in Alexandria, Va.
The latest issue of ASCO’s member publication features profiles of the Society’s new leaders, 2016-2017 President Dr. Daniel F. Hayes and CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis, an expert discussion of CRS/HIPEC for peritoneal metastases from colorectal cancer, and job interviewing advice for young professionals.
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ASCO Symposia bring together specialists from around the world to offer educational content and the latest scientific discoveries in the respective fields, while providing ample time for networking and collaboration. Upcoming Symposia include the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care in Research, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium and more.
The 2016 Annual Meeting brought together over 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world. Join us next year in Chicago at the 2017 Annual Meeting, featuring world-renowned faculty and educational sessions about state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field.