The embargo on all abstracts part of the 2017 Quality Care Symposium lifted at 5:00 PM ET on Monday, February 27, 2017.
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2017 Research Releases:
- Media Alert: 2017 Quality Care Symposium Embargo Has Lifted
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. Read the full release.
- In-House Specialty Pharmacy at Cancer Center Improves Quality of Care, Reduces Medical Errors
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An influx of new oral cancer drugs provides patients with a more convenient and less invasive way to take medication, but such treatments are often associated with adherence challenges and medical errors. New research shows that the addition of an in-house specialty pharmacy at a cancer center in New Haven, Connecticut, improved overall quality of care for patients, reduced the amount of time it took patients to receive their medication, and prevented errors associated with filling, dispensing, and taking oral chemotherapy. Read the full release.
- Study Examines Cancer Center Websites’ Information on Breast Cancer Treatment, Outcomes
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – As an increasing number of patients look to the internet for cancer information, researchers from the University of Alabama found that the websites of many National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers lack sufficient information to help patients with breast cancer understand all their treatment options and make well-informed decisions. It also found they are not fully accessible to Spanish-speaking patients and those using mobile devices. In contrast, websites of the NCI and the Susan G. Komen® had high-quality patient information. Read the full release.
- Mental Health Conditions Contribute to Increased Cancer Care-Related Costs, Hospital Visits for Patients with Breast and Prostate Cancers
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new analysis of data from the U.S. Military Health System finds that mood and adjustment disorders such as anxiety and depression were strong predictors of the annual number of outpatient visits, hospital admissions, and number of days in the hospital for patients with breast and prostate cancer. The study also found that between 2007 and 2014, mood and adjustment disorders increased 7% (21% to 28%) among breast cancer patients and 4% (9% to 13%) among prostate cancer patients. However, during this period the rate at which depression increased was identical for both groups. Read the full release.
- 2017 Quality Care Symposium Highlights Notable Research in Providing High-Quality Cancer Care
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. Read the full release.
- JOP Publishes Studies on Clinical Pathways and Patient Safety Presented at ASCO’s Quality Care Symposium
Alexandria, VA. – The Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) today will publish three articles being presented in oral sessions at ASCO’s 2017 Quality Care Symposium (QCS) in Orlando, FL. In its aim to provide top resources on clinical and administrative management for the oncology field, JOP is extending its publishing territory to work with researchers and publish the latest findings in conjunction with meeting presentations. Read the full release.