In a new policy statement, ASCO voices opposition to payer-imposed utilization management policies that restrict patient access to high-quality, high-value cancer care and points to high-quality clinical pathways as the best first option to ensure appropriate utilization of anti-cancer drugs and the delivery of high-value care.
Alexander Chin, MD, MBA, and Joanna C. Yang, MD, have been selected for the 2017-2018 ASCO Health Policy Fellowship program. Aimed at early-career oncologists, the fellowship provides the skills necessary to monitor and shape the regulatory and legislative policies that directly affect patients with cancer and the oncology practice environment. The program runs from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018.
On April 5, ASCO announced that Instituto de Oncologia do Vale (IOV) has become the first practice in Brazil to receive Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification through QOPI Certification Program, LLC. IOV is only the second international practice to achieve this milestone in demonstrating the quality of care it provides to oncology patients.
ASCO has begun releasing pocket card versions of its clinical practice guidelines in print and digital (web and mobile) formats. These quick-reference tools allow health care providers to access ASCO guidelines information in a clear and concise format. Free digital pocket cards and discounted print cards are now available to ASCO members.
The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to prevent cervical cancer. This is the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that is tailored to different resource settings, offering guidance to health care providers worldwide.
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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.