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ACCCBuzz spoke with Luis E. Raez, MD, FACP, FCCP, to learn more about the importance of closing the gap in access to biomarker testing and strategies to improve equity and inclusion in precision medicine.
With the variety of models and titles that have emerged under precision medicine stewardship, learn how one cancer program is breaking down the this complex landscape into streamlined workflows to improve efficiency and better support growing test volumes.
ACCC President Dr. David R. Penberthy's final Tech Talk featured 4 panelists, who shared their perspectives on how technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the use of big data are currently impacting cancer care delivery, as well as their vision of the ideal future state.
ACCC shares how a precision medicine steward—a dedicated navigator focused specifically on biopsy samples and biomarker testing processes and results—can make a daunting biomarker testing process incredibly efficient for cancer programs and practices everywhere.
November 13 to 19 is dedicated to National Nurse Practitioner Week, and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is taking this opportunity to recognize its nurse practitioner (NP) members—highlighting the work NPs do to improve access to care, the patient and clinician experience, and patient outcomes.
Introduced in 2021, the Cancer Patient Equity Act seeks to provide coverage of certain cancer diagnostic and laboratory tests under Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program, and more.
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).
On September 16, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network convened experts and stakeholders in D.C. for a policy summit spotlighting today’s cancer screening and prevention landscape. Learn what speakers discussed, including what changes need to happen to create an equitable future for all people at risk—or not—for cancer.
Cancer programs and practices can leverage technology to mitigate the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH). Learn about three companies and their technology that is developed to advance equity in cancer care delivery.
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.
With an aging U.S. population and a projected shortage of medical oncologists, oncology pharmacists and the critical support they provide in the management of patient symptoms and comorbidities is more important than ever.
With data already demonstrating the role of MRD for CLL response assessment and prognosis, cancer programs should prepare themselves for implementation of MRD testing for appropriate patients.
Advocating on behalf of their patients and programs, ACCC members from 14 states participated in Virtual Hill Day, speaking with Congress and their staff on key legislation asks regarding access to care, telehealth, prior authorizations, and more.
ACCC has partnered with several of its oncology state societies to establish the Appalachian Community Cancer Alliance—a key effort to address disparities in cancer screening and care delivery in the region.
The second post in a three-blog series, ACCCBuzz shares how Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates' NOLA initiative is addressing access to care, clinical trials, biomarker testing, and more.
March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Learn how ACCC is supporting collaboration among healthcare providers with practical, scalable solutions to the real-world challenges of improving quality care delivery for patients with multiple myeloma.
In 2021, ACCC held a series of focus groups to learn how cancer programs are effectively implementing telehealth to manage symptoms and treatment side effects, deliver psychosocial screening and support services, and provide genetic counseling and testing.
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.
An integrated precision tracking program ensures proper follow-up care and surveillance for survivors of colorectal 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.
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