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Care Coordination & Communication

Members of the ACCC IO Institute Executive Committee discuss why care coordination and communication among the IO team, other providers, and the patient is critical for effective delivery of immunotherapy for cancer. (features Mark Faries, MD; Sanjiv Agarwala, MD; and Niesha Griffith, MS, RPh, FASHP)

 

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From Oncology Issues

  •  Highlights from a Virtual ASCO 2020
    Cary A. Presant, MD, FACP, FASCO
    Listed are my highlights of the ASCO 2020 abstracts, which were chosen if they were a practice-changing study or trial with important new advances.
  •  Virtual Toxicity Team Cleveland Clinic
    This article explores how Cleveland Clinic is taking a unique approach to recruiting specialists outside the field of oncology to participate in immunotherapy multispecialty immune-related adverse events (irAE) tumor boards.
  •  Virtual Toxicity Team Jefferson Health
    This article explores how Jefferson Health is taking a unique approach to recruiting specialists outside the field of oncology to participate in an Immuno-oncology Working Group.
  •  Virtual Toxicity Team Johns Hopkins University
    This article explores Johns Hopkins University’s unique approach to recruiting specialists outside the field of oncology to participate in its virtual immune-related Toxicity Team.
  •  Elevating Survivorship: Results from Two National Surveys
    In order to explore experiences and needs concerning cancer survivorship from both the provider and the patient perspectives, ACCC and NCCS partnered to field two online surveys to oncology providers and cancer survivors, respectively.
  •  A Physician Champion Takes a Practice-Based Immunotherapy Program to the Next Level
    Tracy Virgilio, RN, MSN, OCN
    Early symptom management is key to improving quality of life for patients with cancer, and proactive monitoring delivers unparalleled survival advantage while decreasing emergency visits and admissions. However, immunotherapies require special attention and procedures. Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center earned a 2018 ACCC Innovator Award for their immunotherapy triage algorithms, which provide non-oncology physicians and nurses with the tools to manage IO patients and prevent unnecessary admissions.

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