Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-specific mortality in the United States, with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounting for the vast majority (80 – 85 percent) of newly diagnosed cases.
While fragmentation of the healthcare system can impede consistent access to equitable care, gaps in the quality of cancer care delivery persist among certain patient populations due to prevailing social determinants of health1 and contribute to suboptimal outcomes.2–3
Developing quality improvement programs that aim to reduce disparities and improve the standard of care received by patients with lung cancer are a key priority in ACCC’s educational portfolio. Leverage our recent research and explore practical, actionable tools to implement in your cancer program or practice today.
ACCC has designed a quality benchmark to define ideal care for patients with stages III and IV non-small cell lung cancer, with an emphasis on leveraging the expertise of the multidisciplinary cancer team.
Explore Quality NSCLC Recommendations
Access new recommendations for defining high-quality care for this patient population through scientific presentations, infographics, and video summaries—broken down by multidisciplinary care team focus.
Explore this robust resource bank of curated nationally-available materials to support your NSCLC patients. Filter by target audience (your clinical care team or your patients), cancer stage, or by keyword.
In order to identify and reduce barriers to care experienced by lung cancer patients covered by Medicaid, ACCC created a model framework to help cancer programs evaluate their current state of care coordination and identify areas of improvement.
Assess Your Cancer Program
6 Steps to Improve Care Coordination
See how this free, interactive online tool can help evaluate the current state of care coordination for lung cancer patients at your cancer program or practice, and identify focus areas for improvement and next steps.
Access Full Report
To leverage assessment results for the development of quality improvement projects, the Full Report is an ideal starting place. Its 12 Assessment Areas map to more than 100 quality measures for collecting and reporting data.
Improving Care Delivery for Stages III and IV NSCLC
Improving Care Coordination: A Model for Lung Cancer
Eliminating Precision Medicine Disparities
Operational Pathways for Molecular Testing in NSCLC
We take a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted lung screenings across the country and how oncology teams are adapting their outreach and education to reach as many people as possible.
We mark the beginning of Lung Cancer Awareness Month by looking at the present landscape for the diagnosis and treatment of one of the most common cancers in the world.
Learn how two cancer programs used a unique quality improvement model to improve care for lung cancer patients who are uninsured or on Medicaid.