Media Alert: 2017 Quality Care Symposium Embargo Has Lifted

For immediate release
February 27, 2017

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The embargo has lifted on all abstracts from the 2017 Quality Care Symposium. Journalists may now report on these abstracts, which are publicly available at abstracts.asco.org.

Featured studies include:

Abstract 108:

In-House Specialty Pharmacy at Cancer Center Improves Quality of Care, Reduces Medical Errors

Poster Session A: Cost, Value, and Policy in Quality; Practice of Quality
Friday, Mar. 3, 2017: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Friday, Mar. 3, 2017: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM EST
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Regency Hall, Ground Level
Kerin B. Adelson, MD and Howard Cohen, BSPharm, MS, FASHP
Yale School of Medicine
Yale University
New Haven, CT

 

Abstract 135:

Study Examines Cancer Center Websites’ Information on Breast Cancer Treatment, Outcomes

Poster Session A: Cost, Value, and Policy in Quality; Practice of Quality
Friday, March 3, 2017: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Friday, March 3, 2017: 4:15 – 5:15 PM EST
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Regency Hall, Ground Level
Caleb Dulaney, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

 

Abstract 18:

Mental Health Conditions Contribute to Increased Cancer Care-Related Costs, Hospital Visits for Patients with Breast and Prostate Cancers

Poster Session A: Cost, Value, and Policy in Quality; Practice of Quality
Friday, March 3, 2017: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Friday, March 3, 2017: 4:15 – 5:15 PM EST
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Regency Hall, Ground Level
Diana D. Jeffery, PhD
Defense Health Agency
Falls Church, VA

 

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

View the disclosures for the News Planning Team.

ATTRIBUTION TO THE 2017 QUALITY CARE SYMPOSIUM IS REQUESTED IN ALL NEWS COVERAGE.

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