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  • ACCC Recognizes National Cancer Prevention Month: A Focus on Smoking + Taxes
    February 15, 2023
    In recognition of National Cancer Prevention Month, the continued effort toward preventing cancer must be characterized by actions not words.
  • ACCC Honors National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    November 10, 2022
    Every November we remember National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. So ACCCBuzz spoke with Caroline Wolf to learn more about CHI Memorial's lung screening outreach efforts and Breathe Easy Mobile Lung Screening Program.
  • Quality Improvement in Stages III & IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Care
    September 23, 2022
    Care optimization is everything in today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape. Learn how ACCC's nationwide quality improvement (QI) initiative helped Southern Ohio Medical Center Cancer Center develop and implement plans to support the optimization of care for patients diagnosed with Stages III and IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
  • Cancer Screening in the COVID-19 Era
    By Alissa McEowen
    September 01, 2022
    The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the cancer screening rate. While telemedicine has facilitated care delivery, there is a need for programs aimed at promoting screening. This understanding prompted Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids, Hall-Perrine Cancer Center in Iowa to launch a initiative that has excelled in increasing their colorectal screening rates, and facilitated the provision of high-quality care in the community.
  • ACCC Commemorates World Lung Cancer Day—10 Years Strong
    August 01, 2022
    Communities around the globe recognize August 1 as World Lung Cancer Day—a day to commemorate, educate, and support individuals and families impacted by lung cancer. Read highlights on a few ACCC initiatives that are helping cancer care teams better support their patients with this disease.
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    The Long Road to Recovery, Part II: Cancer Screening in the U.S. (St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Kentucky)
    January 13, 2022
    In 2020, medical experts warned that COVID-19 could, over time, have a substantial impact on cancer outcomes due to delayed or missed cancer screenings for patients. To obtain a better perspective of how cancer programs’ screening and outreach education efforts are recovering from pandemic pressures, ACCCBuzz spoke to four cancer programs across the country.
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    ACCC Recognizes Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    November 17, 2021
    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second-most common cancer detected in both men and women in the U.S. Lung cancer accounts for nearly 25% of all cancer deaths in this country. According to estimates by the American Cancer Society, 235,760 patients will be diagnosed with lung cancer, and 131,880 patients will die of the disease in 2021.
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    ACCC Launches Precision Medicine Campaign
    November 04, 2021
    In launching its new campaign, "Transforming Complex To Clear," ACCC brought together expert panelists to discuss effective practices and offer tips to address current barriers to biomarker testing in the community setting.
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    New Small-Group CE Opportunities Offer Personalized Virtual Learning
    October 27, 2021
    ACCC is offering two new online continuing education initiatives that leverage small-group learning among clinicians and their peers who have roles in the care and treatment of patients with early-stage NSCLC and patients with advanced HER2+ breast cancer.
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    ACCC Recognizes World Lung Cancer Day
    July 29, 2021
    August 1 marks World Lung Cancer Day. Long at the forefront of teaching multidisciplinary cancer care teams about how to best implement new and evolving lung cancer therapies into their programs and practices, ACCC shares several of its current initiatives to promote optimal lung cancer care delivery.
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    New Guidelines Expand Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility
    March 16, 2021
    On March 9, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendation for annual lung cancer screening. USPSTF estimates that these changes will almost double the number of at-risk individuals who are eligible for lung cancer screening.
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    Fostering Excellence in Care and Outcomes for Patients with Stage III and IV NSCLC
    November 13, 2020
    Growing knowledge of NSCLC subtypes and molecular biomarkers for this disease has led to changes in how NSCLC is diagnosed and staged.
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    Eating the Elephant
    July 06, 2020
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    ASCO Abstract: What Defines Quality Lung Cancer Care?
    June 12, 2020
    At the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020 Virtual Scientific Program, ACCC presented seven abstracts that capture data spanning the organization’s diverse provider education portfolio.
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    Kentucky Healthcare System Reaches Lung Cancer Screening Milestone
    January 23, 2020
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    Taking Lung Cancer Screening on the Road
    By Mellisa Wheeler, BSW, MHA, and Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
    August 23, 2017