The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a clarification on its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The clarification conveys that the guideline isn’t intended to deny appropriate opioid therapy to people with pain related to their cancer, but rather to ensure that physicians and patients consider all safe and effective options for pain management.
In the latest ASCO in Action Podcast, Dr. Jeffery Ward joins ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis to discuss utilization management (UM). Specifically, they highlight how UM practices, such as specialty tier pricing and step therapy, can delay patient access to cancer drug treatments and place a heavy administrative burden on practices, taking providers’ time away from patients.
Designed for the innovators, the thinkers, and the early adopters of clinical change, this inaugural ASCO event is taking place October 11-13, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Submit your research and register for Breakthrough, co-hosted by the Thai Society of Clinical Oncology.
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 and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care in Research, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium and more.