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August 21, 2019

ASCO, CancerLinQ LLC and its technology collaborator Concerto HealthAI, and data from the practices that participate in the CancerLinQ® platform will be a part of the upcoming “8th Annual Blueprint for Breakthrough Forum—Validating Real-World Endpoints for an Evolving Regulatory Landscape” forum hosted by Friends of Cancer Research on September 18 in Washington, D.C.

August 13, 2019

Applications are now open for grant funding for 10 oncology practices in rural or urban centers in the U.S. that primarily treat underserved populations to participate in ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and Quality Training Program offerings for a three-year period. The generous grant for more than $600,000 has been provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and it will fund each practice’s training and participation.

August 5, 2019

Applications are now open for oncology practices in 11 specific U.S. urban centers with high proportions of African-American patients with breast cancer to participate in ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®), QOPI® Certification, and Quality Training Program (QTP). Susan G. Komen® is providing training and funding support.

July 25, 2019

The first practice outside of the U.S. to achieve Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification, Contemporary Oncology Team of Athens, Greece, is now the first to be re-certified.

July 18, 2019

On November 14, the Fundación ECO para la Excelencia y la Calidad de la Oncología (ECO) will host a one-day Quality Training Program (QTP) workshop at the Hotel Riu Plaza España in Madrid, Spain. Registration for the workshop is now open.

July 16, 2019

Twenty practices in three countries elevated their standard of care and achieved ASCO's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification in the second quarter of this year.

June 20, 2019

ASCO is seeking 10 oncology practices in rural or urban centers in the U.S. that primarily treat underserved populations to participate in its Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and Quality Training Program (QTP) offerings for a three-year period, with training and funding support provided.

June 13, 2019

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) successfully passed three resolutions that were led by the ASCO delegation during their recent Annual Meeting, as well as a resolution calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to ensure additional patient protections for step therapy in Medicare Advantage this plan year. The HOD also reaffirmed existing policy stating that physicians who have proven adherence to high quality clinical pathways physicians should be exempt from prior authorization requirements.

June 4, 2019

The deadline for submitting applications for the Quality Training Program summer session at ASCO headquarters in Alexandria, Va., has been extended to Monday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

April 30, 2019

In an effort to understand how oncology providers are assessing older adults with cancer, ASCO is conducting a 5-minute survey among oncology providers about if, when, and how they obtain and interpret geriatric assessment findings and incorporate the findings into the cancer treatment decision-making process.

April 26, 2019

Mathematics, modeling, and simulation to study cancer are topics covered in a new special series in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics (JCO CCI)

April 25, 2019

ASCO commends the 24 practices that took their standard of care to the next level and achieved Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification in the first quarter of this year.

April 22, 2019

Earlier this month, ASCO’s Quality Training Program held its first sessions in Romania and Greece, with a local practice in each location hosting the program’s one-day workshop.

April 12, 2019

ASCO is seeking to team with an oncology practice group in Brazil to host a new workshop that would provide an overview of the Society’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) and QOPI® Certification Program. Mission Endowment funding from Conquer Cancer, The ASCO Foundation, would cover the majority of the expenses for the course.

April 8, 2019

As part of its approach to reduce the burden of cancer faced by patients worldwide, ASCO is seeking host practices outside the U.S. for its one-day Quality Training Program (QTP) workshop. 

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