ASCO published a new statement on biosimilars in oncology in the Journal of Clinical Oncology to educate members on the impact of biosimilars in cancer care. Biosimilars have rapidly proliferated in oncology, leaving many providers unclear about the full effect they will have on patient care.
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ASCO’s review of leading oncology pathway vendors in the U.S., “Oncology Clinical Pathways: Charting the Landscape of Pathway Providers," examines pathways offered by six vendors using the society’s criteria for high-quality clinical pathways. The report found that, with a few exceptions, prominent commercial pathway programs in this country are largely aligned with ASCO’s criteria.
Research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests cancer survivors who face a higher financial burden with their treatment and recovery tend to report lower quality of life (QOL) and higher distress. The study authors also noted that high cancer costs affect patients physically, mentally, economically and socially.
ASCO and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently launched their new, joint platform for quality reporting, making it easier for medical and radiation oncologists to comply with federal government reporting requirements in 2018. Any practice with at least one active ASCO or ASTRO member can use the QOPI® Reporting Registry, a Qualified Clinical Data Registry.
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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 and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care in Research, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium and more.