FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nov 17, 2021
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.