ASCO Quality Training Program Reaches 100-Team Milestone; New One-Day Option Now Available

August 27, 2018

As of August 2018, 100 teams from oncology practices around the U.S. and the world have participated in ASCO’s Quality Training Program (QTP).

The QTP offers education and training for physician-led oncology teams. The program prepares teams of oncology providers to design, implement, and lead successful quality improvement activities in their practice settings. The traditional six-month course includes access to renowned faculty and coaches through five focused days of in-person learning over three sessions during which practice teams attend seminars, review case examples, and participate in small-group exercises. Learning then continues with on-demand, remote coaching sessions.

As the program expands, ASCO also is expanding the course format options to include a one-day course that takes place on-site at the participating practice. The one-day workshop option, which introduces tools and frameworks used in quality improvement, enables attendees to effectively lead or participate in improvement activities. It is customized to each practice’s needs and requirements and led by the same esteemed faculty of the traditional six-month course. The workshop is aimed at empowering oncology providers with skills in quality improvement to reduce clinical variation and improve patient outcomes. After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify techniques and tools used in quality improvement
  • Identify relevant metrics
  • Structure a quality improvement project.

ASCO congratulates the 101 oncology care teams that have participated in the QTP:

  • Abramson Cancer Center Hospital University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
  • Allegheny Health Network – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assistência Multidisciplinar em Oncologia – Brazil
  • Center for Breast Health – Bethesda, MD
  • Clearview Cancer Institute – Huntsville, AL
  • Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute – Cleveland, OH (3 teams)
  • Clinica AMO - Brazil
  • Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional – Burlington, NC
  • Contemporary Oncology Team – Greece
  • Duke Cancer Network – Durham, NC
  • Feist-Weiller Cancer Center – Shreveport, LA
  • Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence (GCCE) at Grady – Atlanta, GA (2 teams)
  • Grupo Oncoclinicas – Brazil
  • Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Texas – Austin, TX (2 teams)
  • Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center – Waterbury, CT
  • Hartford HealthCare – Hartford, CT
  • Hospital Infantil Teleton de Oncologia – Mexico
  • Hospital Zambrano Hellion TecSalud – Mexico
  • Huntsville Hospital – Huntsville, AL
  • Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira – Brazil
  • Instituto de Oncologia do Vale – Brazil
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital – Miami, FL
  • Johnson City Medical Center – Johnson City, TN
  • JPS Health Network – Fort Worth, TX
  • Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center New York University – New York, NY
  • Magee Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA (2 teams)
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Memorial Cancer Institute – Hollywood, FL
  • Mercy Hospital – Springfield, MO
  • Montefiore Medical Center – New York City, NY
  • New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance – Albuquerque, NM
  • New Mexico Cancer Care Associates – Santa Fe, NM
  • NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center – Illinois
  • Novant Health – Charlotte, NC
  • OncoClinicas – Brazil
  • Oregon Health & Science University – Portland, OR (4 teams)
  • Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Mountain View, CA
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System – Dallas, TX (2 teams)
  • OSF HealthCare – Peoria, IL
  • Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care – New York, NY
  • Ramón y Cajal Hospital – Spain
  • Regional Cancer Care Associates – East Brunswick, NJ
  • Rhode Island Hospital – Providence, RI
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – New Brunswick, NJ
  • Saint Francis Hospital – Tulsa, OK
  • Saint Francis Medical Group – Hartford, CT
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital – Memphis, TN (2 teams)
  • Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven – Orange, CT
  • Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center – Waterford, CT
  • Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, TX (2 teams)
  • Stanford Cancer Institute – Stanford, CA
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital Network – Australia (2 teams)
  • Tawam Hospital – United Arab Emirates
  • Tennessee Oncology – Nashville, TN (5 teams)
  • The Jones Cancer Clinic Oncology/Hematology – Germantown, TN
  • The Tisch Cancer Institute - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – New York, NY
  • Trillium Health Partners – Canada
  • University Health – Shreveport, LA
  • University Medical Oncology – August, GA
  • University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
  • University of Miami Health System Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – Miami, FL (2 teams)
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of South Alabama – Mobile, AL
  • University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA (6 teams)
  • University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center – Madison, WI
  • UT Southwestern Oncology Practice – Dallas, TX
  • Valley-Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care – Ridgewood, NJ
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center – Nashville, TN
  • Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center – Washington, DC (2 teams)
  • West Virginia University Medicine Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center – Morgantown, WV
  • Wilmot Cancer Institute – Rochester, NY
  • Yale Cancer Center – Guilford, CT
  • Yale Cancer Center – New Haven, CT
  • Yale Smilow Cancer Care – Derby, CT
  • Yale Smilow Cancer Care – North Haven CT
  • Yale Smilow Cancer Center Fairfield – Fairfield, CT
  • Yale Smilow Cancer Hospital Torrington – Torrington, CT
  • Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute – Meadville, PA

Learn more about the QTP.