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ACCC education reflects the diverse needs and concerns of our multidisciplinary membership. Advances in cancer screening and diagnosis, increasing treatment options, new care delivery and payment models, changing requirements and regulations, growing data reporting demands, and other dimensions of quality care delivery, make real-time access to practical, how-to information, tools, and resources essential.

ACCC's member-driven education programs are delivered in a range of formats including live national and regional meetings, webinars, workshops, publications, white papers, case studies, surveys, environmental scans and literature reviews, as well as, through onsite learning opportunities, peer-to-peer learning, focus groups, and more.

ACCC members are invited to get involved. Contact us at resources@accc-cancer.org to learn more.

Featured Initiatives

Explore ACCC featured education initiatives in immunotherapy, financial advocacy, and oncology pharmacy and discover member-driven resources and tools to better understand barriers to care, to promote improved access for patients, to support cancer program sustainability, and to optimize effective delivery of patient-centered care.

 
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3-D Virtual Reality Takes Patient Education to the Next Level

By Douglas E. Holt, MD

A 2021 ACCC Innovator Award winner—the University of Colorado Cancer Center, UCHealth-Oncology Services revolutionized the way we think about patient education in radiation oncology. Learn how this program piloted the use of virtual reality to show patients their tumor, where it is in their body, and how their radiation treatment plan will work.

Also in This Issue:

  • How Do You DISCO?
    2021 ACCC Innovator Award winner Wayne State University School of Medicine; Karmanos Cancer Institute developed a mobile application to educate patients—and providers—about the importance of cost of care discussions.
  • Implementing an e-Advisory Council in the COVID-19 Era
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s virtual patient and family advisory council allows the cancer center to prioritize diversity in disease type, treatment, and demographics.
  • Development of a Virtual Integrative Oncology Center
    Learn how expanding supportive care services to the virtual space led Wilmot Cancer Institute to increase patient access to psychosocial health— providing the right integrative oncology modalities at the right time.
  • Leveraging Pharmacy Informatics to Standardize Pharmacy Review of Oral Oncolytics for Hospitalized Patients
    Oncology pharmacists have a unique role in cancer care, including ensuring safe medication use during hospitalizations. Using its electronic health record, learn how Sarasota Memorial Hospital ensures its pharmacists work at the top of their license to improve the patient experience.
  • Deconstructing the Meaning of Multidisciplinary Cancer Care
    This mix-method study of patients and providers at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics illustrates the varying definitions of multidisciplinary that exist today and how participant feedback should be incorporated into effective models of care.
  • Biomarker Testing in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    ACCC reports on its mix-method approach to understand why—or why not—clinicians are likely to order biomarker testing for a diverse patient population with non-small cell lung cancer.

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  • Cancer Program at Parkland Health, Dallas, Texas

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  • Supporting Caregivers Through Their Cancer Journey

 

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Webinars and Events

 

On-Demand Webinars

  • Experts provide practical strategies to gather critical information quickly and effectively about your patients’ functional health, whether by phone or video. Learn proven methods to perform these assessments on adults with cancer—even when they are not in your physical office.

  • This panel of supportive care specialists will share practical tips on the use of psychosocial screening tools and how to effectively integrate them into your practice. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a case study will highlight the journey of a patient with metastatic breast cancer.

  • The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) has established the ACCC Community Oncology Research Institute (ACORI) to build on its existing mission to close the gap in cancer research through optimal oncology partnerships. As part of this mission, ACCC hosted the ACORI Call to Action Summit, a two-day virtual event that explored practical solutions to strengthen and diversify oncology clinical trials in communities across the country.
    (Sep 13-14, 2021)