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Oncology Issues Journal


Summit Explores Role of Oncology Advanced Practitioners in Equitable Cancer Care Delivery

ACCC has long supported its multidisciplinary membership to work at the top of their licensure, including advanced practitioners’ (APs) whose role in oncology continues to expand. Learn the 10 feasible and impactful “how-to's” Summit participants identified within three domains—care coordination and communication, clinical trials, and acknowledging and mitigating implicit bias.

Also in This Issue:

  • A Digital Population Tracking System Helps Improve Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Services
    This integrated health system in northern California serves about 250,000 survivors of cancer, who are jointly managed by advanced practice providers and oncologists across several sites. Read how its integrated precision tracking program ensures proper follow-up care and surveillance for survivors of colorectal cancer.
  • Rapid Practice Change During COVID-19 Leads to Enduring Innovations and Expansion of Integrative Oncology Services
    In-person supportive care services quickly stopped at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing cancer programs and practices to adapt to the virtual space. Learn how this program continues to meet patients’ psychosocial needs through enduring telehealth expansion, livestream groups and classes, and on-demand digital repositories.
  • Real-World Lessons from COVID-19: Driving Oncology Care Forward

    One of the greatest impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic thus far is how it has shone light on racial and ethnic inequities in the American healthcare system. Find out how the Sutter Health Institute for Advancing Health Equity is making lasting change among its workforce and for patients through data-mining and implicit bias training.
  • Implementing a Hematology-Oncology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship
    Oncology nurse practitioners (NPs) can help improve patient satisfaction and treatment compliance rates. Learn how this fellowship prepares non-specialized NPs to excel in oncology using an innovative curriculum and clinical immersion.
  • An Oncology Nurse Residency Program Improves Knowledge of Delirium in Older Patients with Cancer
    This program helps newly licensed nurses practice safely and accurately to become competent clinicians in oncology, enhancing their critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills when treating older adults with cancer and delirium.
  • An Investigation of Self-Determined Work Motivation Among Young Adult Survivors of Central Nervous System Cancer
    Research shows that survivors of childhood cancers, especially those diagnosed and treated for central nervous system cancer, face higher rates of unemployment. This study looked at how work motivation can impact career readiness, core self-evaluation, and work personality.
  • A Framework for Defining High-Quality Care for Patients with NSCLC
    An expert ACCC Steering Committee shares 32 informed treatment and care delivery recommendations for the ideal care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Improving Care for Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    This ACCC education program shares key highlights from a national survey of thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists on the barriers that exist in the ideal management of patients with NSCLC.


  • Discontinued Services in Oncology


  • Central Care Cancer Center, Kansas


  • Put Yourself First—Words to Live By

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