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December 12, 2018

The latest issue of the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) features a new Special Series focusing on Real-World Approaches to Quality Improvement in Oncology. The issue includes research and commentary that share practical examples of approaching quality measurement and improvement that can guide physicians and others in the oncology field.

November 15, 2018

The MNGHA-Cancer Center in Saudi Arabia, the first in the Middle East, has joined seven other practices in Brazil, Greece, Romania, and Spain in achieving ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification.

November 5, 2018

Leaders from the ASCO State Affiliate Council met to discuss pressing issues in oncology, including drug pricing, Medicaid work requirements, changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule, and the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

November 1, 2018

On October 29 and 30, the initial sessions of the full six-month Quality Training Program are being held in Madrid, marking both the first time the program has been licensed outside of the U.S. and conducted in Spain. 

October 24, 2018

This year we celebrate Healthcare Quality Week October 21–26, a time dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made to improve health care quality. For 2018, ASCO is using this time to recognize practices—and the individuals on their oncology care teams—that have participated in offerings and expansions in several Society programs aimed at improving the quality of cancer care.

October 23, 2018

In the latest ASCO in Action Podcast, ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis highlights key studies from this year’s ASCO Quality Care Symposium, an annual meeting that brings together oncology leaders and members of the cancer care team to share strategies and methods for improving measurement and implementation of quality and safety activities in oncology. 

October 16, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the West Coast session of ASCO’s Quality Training Program, which will be held off-site near City of Hope in California, beginning in January. Applications are due Friday, December 7, 2018.

September 24, 2018

ASCO is now holding Quality Training Program seminars outside of the U.S. for practices interested in participating.

September 13, 2018

A new study in the Journal of Oncology Practice surveys practices within ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) to learn about real world implementation and use of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs). The survey yielded valuable information on the perception of PROs among oncology practices and the data currently being collected.

September 12, 2018

The number of international practices certified in delivering high-quality cancer care based on rigorous standards established by ASCO is increasing. The Medisprof Cancer Center in Romania joins six other practices in Brazil, Greece, and Spain in achieving ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification.

September 12, 2018

On September 28 from 2–3 p.m. (ET), the National Cancer Institute’s Behavioral Research Program will host a free webinar, “Alcohol and Cancer in the United States,” that will feature ASCO expert Noelle K. LoConte, MD.

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.

August 6, 2018

The agenda for the 2018 ASCO Oncology Practice Conference has been finalized. The conference will take place September 27, 2018, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Ariz., and registration is open. The hotel reservation and early registration deadline is August 22 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

July 25, 2018

A new “frailty index” predicts overall survival for patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma, according to a study published on July 25 in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.

July 13, 2018

ASCO’s Policy Issue Briefs provide succinct overviews and relevant data on major policy issues impacting patients with cancer and the physicians who care for them. These briefs are designed to be especially helpful for journalists, offering background information on key issues across health policy today.