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Christine Almocera
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Association of Community Cancer Centers Launches Precision Medicine Resource Library

New Tools Available to Cancer Care Teams to Overcome Barriers in Precision Oncology

Rockville, MD—As part of its ongoing Precision Medicine Campaign, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) today announced the launch of the ACCC Precision Medicine Library. Complex barriers continue to hinder the uptake in biomarker testing and precision medicine, and the resource library provides cancer care teams with tangible and clear tools to improve care delivery and patient outcomes.

The curation of library resources was guided by cancer care experts through the ACCC Educational Advisory Committee, with the goal to meet the needs of all members of the multidisciplinary care team, including oncologists, nurse navigators, pathologists, and more. The library offers digital tools, including a biomarker lexicon, toolkits, and on-demand learning through audio and video podcasts and webinars.

“The operational, financial, and educational barriers to precision medicine have prevented cancer care teams and patients from seeing the potentially revolutionary impacts of personalized care. After understanding the challenges, ACCC has transitioned to developing tangible solutions. These tools are designed for all members of the multidisciplinary team to help them make confident, informed decisions in their precision medicine programs,” said ACCC President Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW.

The library resources also include abstracts and publications to aid cancer care professionals in understanding the fundamentals of precision medicine. Care providers can also receive up to 4.5 hours of CME/CMLE credit through the Optimizing Advanced NSCLC Biomarker Testing, Treatment, and Management Virtual Summit. The training, developed in partnership between ACCC and the American Society for Clinical Pathology, will teach oncology providers how to optimize diagnosis and care for patients with advanced NSCLC.

The ACCC Precision Medicine Library is available here.

About the Association of Community Cancer Centers

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer care community. Founded in 1974, ACCC is a powerful network of 30,000 multidisciplinary practitioners from 1,700 hospitals and practices nationwide. As advances in cancer screening and diagnosis, treatment options, and care delivery models continue to evolve - so has ACCC - adapting its resources to meet the changing needs of the entire oncology care team. For more information, visit Follow us on social media; read our blog, ACCCBuzz; tune in to our CANCER BUZZ podcast; and view our CANCER BUZZ TV channel.