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The Cancer Program Administrator of the Future The Cancer Program Administrator of the Future

By Brendan Fitzpatrick and Chad Schaeffer

These visionary administrators must be leaders with a broad and deep knowledge of the oncology service line and industry, as well as the skills to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.

Read our cover story online.

Highlights from this Issue:

Bedside  Scheduling Improves Patient AccessIn Bedside Scheduling Improves Patient Access discover how this QI initiative improved communication between fellows, oncologists, schedulers, and patients; increased referrals from the inpatient setting; and improved patient satisfaction scores.

Treatment Room  Volunteers Increase Touch Time for Patients Since 2010, volunteers at this cancer program have logged nearly 5,000 hours on non-clinical tasks—allowing nursing staff to work to the highest and best use of their certification. Read Treatment Room Volunteers Increase “Touch Time” for Patients for tools to help onboard volunteers.

Onco-Contraception for Women Diagnosed with  Breast CancerOne survey found that nearly half of all women diagnosed with breast cancer are not receiving contraceptive counseling. Learn how targeted onco-contraceptive training for cancer care providers can help ensure appropriate counseling and referral in Onco-Contraception for Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Strategic Planning for the Oncology Service  LineRead Strategic Planning for the Oncology Service Line for tips for crafting an action-oriented strategic plan specific to the unique nature of cancer care. The roadmap must take into account projected increases in cancer volumes and the reality that oncology risk-based payment is already happening—and is likely here to stay.

The Center of It AllIn The Center of It All, the authors detail how community needs assessments help cancer programs achieve or maintain accreditation, plus learn how results can inform cancer programs and outreach strategies to respond to identified unmet needs.

More From ACCC:

  • Institute for Clinical Immuno-Oncology (ICLIO)
    • ACCC established ICLIO to empower multidisciplinary cancer care teams to advance application of immuno-oncology (I-O) by providing comprehensive I-O resources. Sign up to receive ICLIO newsletters, register for July webinar on Immune-Related Response Criteria: Variations in Immuno-Oncology Response Patterns and Implications for Treatment. Learn more at
  • Peer-to-Peer Learning Webinars on Molecular Testing in NSCLC
    • Join us for a live webinar series focused on ongoing advances and improvements in biomarker testing processes, as well a specific innovations underway at ACCC member programs. Webinar topics include:
      • The Tissue Issue—Sampling and Testing
      • The Deal with Data—Collecting and Sharing
      • The Future of Molecular Testing—Optimizing Efficiency
    • Learn more and register here.

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