2017 Quality Care Symposium Highlights Notable Research in Providing High-Quality Cancer Care

For immediate release
March 3, 2017

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Four studies exploring key issues in providing high-quality patient care will be presented at the 2017 Quality Care Symposium, taking place March 3–4, at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. These notable abstracts examine and implement various approaches to improving the quality of treatment and care for patients with cancer.

Experts in quality care initiatives are available to comment on the studies below.

Abstract 1:

An evaluation of the breast cancer Well Follow-up Care Initiative using administrative databases: A new model of analysis

Oral Abstract Session A

Friday, March 3, 2017: 10:00 – 10:10 AM EST

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Grand Cypress Ballroom D, Ground Level

Nicole Mittmann, PhD

HOPE Research Centre

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Toronto, ON

Abstract 2:

Costs of potentially preventable emergency department use during cancer treatment: A regional study

Oral Abstract Session A

Friday, March 3, 2017: 10:20 – 10:30 AM EST

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Grand Cypress Ballroom D, Ground Level

Laura Panattoni, PhD

Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center

Seattle, WA

Abstract 206:

Association of surgical quality metrics and hospital-level overall survival for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Poster Session B: Patient Safety and Science of Quality

Saturday, March 4, 2017: 7:00 – 8:00 AM EST

Saturday, March 4, 2017: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Regency Hall, Ground Level

Poster Board #: D11

David W. Schoppy, MD PhD

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Abstract 212:

Real-world concordance of clinical practice with ASCO and NCCN guidelines for EGFR/ALK testing in aNSCLC

Poster Session B: Patient Safety and Science of Quality

Saturday, March 4, 2017: 7:00 – 8:00 AM EST

Saturday, March 4, 2017: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Regency Hall, Ground Level

Poster Board #: D17

John E. Ruggiero, PhD, MPA, CHCP

Genentech

South San Francisco, CA

2017 Quality Care Symposium News Planning Team

  • Don S. Dizon, MD (Chair), Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Timothy D. Gilligan, MD, MSc, Cleveland Clinic
  • Joshua Adam Jones, MD, MA, University of Pennsylvania Health System

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About ASCO: 

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents more than 40,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Learn more at www.ASCO.org, explore patient education resources at www.Cancer.Net, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.