ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly-owned nonprofit of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), announced today that more than one million patient records are now in the CancerLinQ™ platform. In addition, 70 practices have signed agreements to participate in CancerLinQ, representing more than 1,500 oncologists.
Vice President Biden and the government-wide Cancer Moonshot Task Force have presented today a sweeping vision that, if realized, could change the face of cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship—as we know it.
“The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for taking a critical step toward transitioning Medicare from volume-based reimbursement to a system that emphasizes high-quality, patient-centered care. In today’s release of the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP), CMS has demonstrated welcomed flexibility and choices for clinicians.
ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a new global guideline on screening for cervical cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer related death among women worldwide.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CancerLinQ LLC (CLQ LLC) CEO Kevin Fitzpatrick has been appointed to the Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC) Corporate Advisory Board. CancerLinQ LLC is a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) and Mr. Fitzpatrick’s appointment builds on CI4CC and CLQ LLC’s collaborative efforts to help improve cancer care.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) presented Representative Michael Burgess, MD (TX-26) with its first-ever ASCO Congressional Leadership Award last night to recognize his steadfast work to support policies related to cancer research and treatment. This new, annual award honors a Member of Congress who is a consistent champion for patients and survivors of cancer, their families, and health care teams.
In a new study, men who underwent vasectomy did not have an increased risk of prostate cancer, nor were they more likely to die from prostate cancer than men who did not receive this procedure. According to the researchers, this is the largest prospective study of vasectomy and fatal prostate cancer to date.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., ARLINGTON, Va., ROSEMONT, Ill. — Three leading national cancer organizations today issued a joint clinical practice guideline update for physicians treating women with breast cancer who have undergone a mastectomy.
SAN FRANCISCO – Seven studies investigating key issues in palliative care will be presented at the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, taking place September 9-10, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. These notable abstracts explore the integration of palliative care to improve patients’ quality of life, as well as insight and approaches for educating oncology providers on how to more effectively communicate and deliver palliative care to their patients.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) commends the Cancer Moonshot Initiative Blue Ribbon Panel for its ambitious recommendations to accelerate progress against cancer.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new multi-state survey shows that nearly one-quarter to one-third of family caregivers of patients with high-mortality cancers experience high levels of depression and anxiety symptoms. The study also found that family caregivers can spend over eight hours per day providing care and that as this time increases, self-care behaviors such as sleep and exercise decline, a trend associated with poorer mental health.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A randomized clinical trial found that introducing palliative care shortly after a diagnosis of certain metastatic cancers greatly increases a patient’s coping abilities, as well as overall quality of life. Researchers also found that early integration of palliative care results in an increase in discussions about patient end-of-life care preferences.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A team of researchers, using a novel approach, found that while many cancer centers offer palliative and supportive care services, patients may face challenges when trying to access them. The study showed that expanding awareness and education to patient-facing cancer center employees about such services could make an important difference. This study will be presented at the upcoming 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in San Francisco.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An analysis of data from more than 1,200 caregivers in the United States finds that cancer caregivers report a higher burden and spend significantly more hours per week caregiving, as opposed to individuals who care for people with other conditions. The analysis was based on survey data from the National Alliance for Caregiving, which estimates that there are 2.8 million caregivers providing care for an adult family member or friend with cancer.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Co-sponsors of the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium announced today four abstracts that will be highlighted for media. Embargoed media materials featuring in-depth analysis on the following topics will be available to media in late August.