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October 25, 2016

Association of Community Cancer Centers Announces 6th Annual Innovator Award Winners

ROCKVILLE, MD. – Eight cancer programs that have exhibited forward-thinking strategies and developed groundbreaking programs and creative solutions have received an Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 2016 Innovator Award. Innovations pioneered by the award winners include training programs designed to improve provider communication and care coordination, access to free mobile clinics to reach underserved populations, community outreach campaigns emphasizing the importance cancer prevention and HPV vaccinations, and initiatives to improve the patient understanding of opioid use and decrease out-of-pocket costs.

This year’s winners are:

"ACCC is proud of our 2016 Innovator Award winners, and their exceptional commitment to enhancing quality cancer care in their communities," said ACCC President, Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP. "On behalf of ACCC, I would like to congratulate this year's winners for their roles in developing outstanding, patient-focused programs that will inspire others working in cancer care."

Since 2011, the ACCC Innovator Awards have honored exceptional cancer programs that advance the goal of improving cancer care access, quality, and cost-effectiveness. The 2016 award recipients presented details of their outstanding programs and replicable models at the ACCC 33rd National Oncology Conference, October 19-21, 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Following is more information on this year’s award-winning programs:

For more details and videos highlighting each of these programs, go to

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The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. More than 23,000 cancer care professionals from over 2,000 hospitals and practices nationwide are affiliated with ACCC. It is estimated that 65 percent of the nation's cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC. Providing a national forum for addressing issues that affect community cancer programs, ACCC is recognized as the premier provider of resources for the entire oncology care team. Our members include medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, cancer program administrators and medical directors, senior hospital executives, practice managers, pharmacists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, social workers, and cancer program data managers. For more information, visit ACCC's website at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and read our blog, ACCCBuzz.

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