Building a Personalized Medicine Program
By Thomas D. Brown, MD, MBA
From developing a next generation sequencing panel to help physicians select the most promising therapies for individual patients to embedding a social worker in all disease-specific clinics, personalized medicine is a cornerstone of the cancer service line.
Highlights from this Issue:
Learn how incorporating molecular subtyping into daily practice creates multiple advantages for breast cancer patients, cancer programs, and the healthcare community in How Molecular Subtyping is Changing Our Understanding of Breast Cancer.
After a baseline assessment of the physical and psychosocial needs of cancer survivors and providers in the community, this program revised its survivorship services, empowering survivors to take responsibility for ongoing surveillance and preventive care and improving coordination with PCPs. Read The Embedded Nurse Navigator Model to learn how.
In Collaboration—The Key to Creating Value-Based Cancer Care in Rural Communities, discover how partnerships that leverage the convenience of community cancer care with the expertise and resources of larger healthcare systems can help programs compete in today’s value-focused oncology marketplace.
Read Dr. Cary Presant’s annual feature, Highlights from ASCO 2015: Thoughts from a Community Oncologist for all the “hot” topics presented at ASCO 2015. From new payment models to immunotherapy, these clinical trials and studies may change the way you practice.
- Care in Rural settings
- Personalized Medicine: Molecular Testing in Lung Cancer
More From ACCC:
- ICLIO 1st Annual National Conference, Oct. 2, 2015
- ACCC established the Institute for Clinical Immuno-Oncology (ICLIO) to empower multidisciplinary cancer care teams to advance application of immuno-oncology (I-O) by providing comprehensive I-O resources. Learn about the one-day ICLIO Conference on Oct. 2, 2015, in Philadelphia. Access all of the ICLIO resources, including webinars and articles from the latest newsletter at accc-iclio.org.
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