Treatment Prices at the Point of Care in a Clinical Oncology Service: Pilot Project [QUALITY IN ACTION]
Conclusion: The pilot was feasible, built capacity to locate price data, and did not adversely affect staff workload. It addressed a clear need and demonstrated high potential overall value, especially with its protocol-based format. The resource’s lack of personalized estimates of out-of-pocket charges was the biggest gap reported. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Henrikson, N. B., Lau, R. W., Tuzzio, L., Christianson, M., Phan, T.-H., Chen, E. Tags: Financial resources, Quality in Action Source Type: research

Erratum [Erratum]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Metastatic Giant Condyloma Acuminata (Buschke-Lowenstein Tumor) [Case Report]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bowman, I. A., Parra, A., Arriaga, Y. Tags: Epidemiology, Diagnosis & Staging, Systemic Therapy, Unknown Primary Site and Rare Cancers Case Report Source Type: research

Electronic Intervention to Improve Structured Cancer Stage Data Capture [QUALITY IN ACTION]
Conclusion: Electronic decision support improves the rate of structured cancer staging at our institution. The staging rates between 56% and 60% for the 5- to 8-month and 9- to 12-month periods likely reflect accurate postintervention staging rates, whereas the initial 115% rate for 1 to 4 months is inflated by providers staging cancers diagnosed before the BPA. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cecchini, M., Framski, K., Lazette, P., Vega, T., Strait, M., Adelson, K. Tags: Quality, Information systems, Electronic health records, Coding and Reimbursement, Quality of care, Affordable Care Act, Quality in Action, Media, Diagnosis & Staging, Meta-Analysis, Missing Data, Incidence trends, Diagnosis & Staging, Quality of Care, Ef Source Type: research

Study of Infrequent Tumors: Sustained Commitment Necessary [COMMENTARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Olson, T. A. Tags: Epidemiology, Diagnosis & Staging, Rare tumor types COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Ovarian Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors: The Challenge of Rare Gynecologic Malignancies [COMMENTARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jerzak, K. J., MacKay, H. J. Tags: Diagnosis & Staging, Surgery, Unknown Primary Site and Rare Cancers COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Public Reporting of Hospital-Level Cancer Surgical Volumes in California: An Opportunity to Inform Decision Making and Improve Quality [ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS]
Conclusion: There is clear potential for more readily available information about hospital volumes to help patient, providers, and payers choose cancer surgery hospitals. Our successful public reporting of hospital volumes in California represents an important first step toward making publicly available even more provider-specific data regarding cancer care quality, costs, and outcomes, so those data can inform decision-making and encourage quality improvement. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Clarke, C. A., Asch, S. M., Baker, L., Bilimoria, K., Dudley, R. A., Fong, N., Holliday-Hanson, M. L., Hopkins, D. S. P., Imholz, E. M., Malin, J., Moy, L., OSullivan, M., Parker, J. P., Saigal, C. S., Spurlock, B., Teleki, S., Zingmond, D., Lang, L. Tags: Quality, Quality of care, Quality of Care ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Source Type: research

Ovarian Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors [Clinical Reviews]
Ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors are clinically significant heterogeneous tumors that include several pathologic types. These tumors are often found in adolescents and young adults and can present with hormonal manifestations as well as signs and symptoms of a pelvic mass. Serum tumor markers may assist in preoperative diagnosis and surveillance. Several subtypes are associated with genetic predisposition, including those observed in patients with Peutz-Jegher syndrome. Recent studies have elucidated the relationship between Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors and DICER1 mutations. When classified as International Federation of Gyne...
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Schultz, K. A. P., Harris, A. K., Schneider, D. T., Young, R. H., Brown, J., Gershenson, D. M., Dehner, L. P., Hill, D. A., Messinger, Y. H., Frazier, A. L. Tags: Epidemiology, Diagnosis & Staging, Surgery, Chemotherapy, Translational Oncology, Rare tumor types, Hereditary Cancers & Genetic Predisposition Clinical Reviews Source Type: research

Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma [COMMENTARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Russell, M. C., Staley, C. A. Tags: Management and treatment, Unknown Primary Site and Rare Cancers, Surgical Oncology, Surgery, Combined Modality COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

The Challenge of Defining Treatment Standards for a Rare Disease: Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma [COMMENTARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kindler, H. L. Tags: Unknown Primary Site and Rare Cancers COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Association of Practice-Level Hospital Use With End-of-Life Outcomes, Readmission, and Weekend Hospitalization Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Cancer [ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS]
Conclusion: Medical oncology practices that seek to reduce hospitalizations should consider focusing initially on processes related to end-of-life care and care transitions. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Clough, J. D., Strawbridge, L. M., LeBlanc, T. W., Hammill, B. G., Kamal, A. H. Tags: Quality, Quality of care, Cost of care, Reimbursement ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Source Type: research

Management of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Using Cytoreductive Surgery and Perioperative Chemotherapy [Clinical Reviews]
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare disease, with approximately 800 new patients per year in the United States. Its natural history is defined by progression restricted to the peritoneal space. In the past, patients with this disease had a limited lifespan of approximately 1 year. Numerous single-institution studies as well as a systematic review have reported median survival of 3 to 5 years with a combination of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic perioperative chemotherapy. These markedly improved survival statistics were achieved in experienced centers with 1% mortality and 20% morbidity rates. Data have show...
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sugarbaker, P. H., Turaga, K. K., Alexander, H. R., Deraco, M., Hesdorffer, M. Tags: Management and treatment, Management and treatment, Surgery, Combined Modality, Unknown Primary Site and Rare Cancers, Surgical Oncology, Surgery, Combined Modality Clinical Reviews Source Type: research

Understanding the Paradigm Shift in Pancreatic Cancer [COMMENTARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ryan, D. P., Hong, T. S. Tags: Diagnosis & Staging, Surgery, Chemotherapy, Combined Modality COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Preparing for Value-Based Payment: A Stepwise Approach for Cancer Centers [ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS]
Most cancer centers are ill-equipped to pursue value-based payment (VBP) because of limited information on their population’s cost of care. Herein, we outline the stepwise approach used by Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in our pursuit of better value care. First, we addressed institutional barriers. A move toward value required demonstration to Yale-New Haven Health System leadership that OCM would improve patient care, fund new infrastructure, and provide the opportunity to gain experience with VBP without a major threat to the financial stability of the health system. We evaluated patterns of care and fou...
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Adelson, K. B., Velji, S., Patel, K., Chaudhry, B., Lyons, C., Lilenbaum, R. Tags: Affordable Care Act, Cost of care, Cost of care, Medicare ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Source Type: research

Cutting Through Confusion: Multimodality Therapy in Borderline Resectable and Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer [COMMENTARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kasumova, G. G., Miksad, R. A., Tseng, J. F. Tags: Diagnosis & Staging, Combined Modality, Surgical Oncology COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Multimodality Therapy in Patients With Borderline Resectable or Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Importance of Locoregional Therapies for a Systemic Disease [Clinical Reviews]
Historically, the clinical staging of pancreatic cancer has centered on the surgical management of the primary tumor, because few effective chemotherapeutic agents were available and long-term survival was only achieved in the context of surgical resection. Such a strategy of complete oncologic surgical care is reasonable when surgery is both the principal therapy and highly effective. However, complex surgery for pancreatic cancer—often performed in older patients after a lengthy period of induction therapy—can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The majority of patients with pancreatic can...
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tsai, S., Christians, K. K., Ritch, P. S., George, B., Khan, A. H., Erickson, B., Evans, D. B. Tags: Surgery, Combined Modality Clinical Reviews Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary Optimization of Oral Chemotherapy Delivery at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center [ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS]
Conclusion: We closed significant gaps between institutional practice and published standards for our oral chemotherapy practice and experienced steady improvement and sustainable performance in key metrics. We created an electronic definition of oral chemotherapies that allowed us to leverage our electronic health records. We believe our tools are broadly applicable. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mulkerin, D. L., Bergsbaken, J. J., Fischer, J. A., Mulkerin, M. J., Bohler, A. M., Mably, M. S. Tags: Quality, Electronic health records, Quality of care, Electronic health records, ASCO Guidelines ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Source Type: research

No Exit: Identifying Avoidable Terminal Oncology Intensive Care Unit Hospitalizations [ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS]
Conclusion: Given the high frequency of avoidable terminal ICU hospitalizations, health care leaders should develop strategies to prospectively identify patients at high risk and formulate interventions to improve end-of-life care. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daly, B., Hantel, A., Wroblewski, K., Balachandran, J. S., Chow, S., DeBoer, R., Fleming, G. F., Hahn, O. M., Kline, J., Liu, H., Patel, B. K., Verma, A., Witt, L. J., Fukui, M., Kumar, A., Howell, M. D., Polite, B. N. Tags: Doctor-patient communication, Patient safety, Management and treatment, Complications of cancer and cancer treatment, Doctor-patient communication, Supportive care, Quality, Palliative care, Patient safety, Quality of care, Caregiver, Family member, Gener Source Type: research

ASCO Quality Care Symposium 2016 Exemplars in Quality and Identifying High-Quality Practice: Delivering Quality in the Community Setting (Bon Secours St Francis Cancer Center) [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Siegel, R. D. Tags: Quality, Attributes of Exemplary Research, Quality in Action, Access to care, Cost of care, Practice Administration, Quality of Care, Efficiency of Care, Quality of Life, Quality of Care, Palliative Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Delivery of Quality Oncology Care in a Large, Urban Practice: A Primer [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
This article describes how to address each essential characteristic and provides examples from the experience at Mount Sinai Hospital, a large, urban, academic hospital/health system in New York City. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Holcombe, R. F., Evangelista, M., Cartwright, F. Tags: Quality, Quality of care, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Overcoming the Implementation Gap in Multidisciplinary Oncology Care Programs [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Osarogiagbon, R. U. Tags: Quality, Outcomes Research, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Accessibility and Barriers to Oncology Appointments at 40 National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers: Results of a Mystery Shopper Project [ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS]
Conclusion: Our study highlights the difficulty of accessing information about appointment availability. Although not statistically significant, inquiries regarding first available appointments for Medicaid patients resulted in longer estimated or actual wait times than those for patients with private insurance, and Medicaid shoppers noted qualitative differences. Although our study was limited by small sample size and imperfect analytic methods, our results suggest the need for more efficient and accessible care for patients at our nation’s top cancer centers. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hamlyn, G. S., Hutchins, K. E., Johnston, A. L., Thomas, R. T., Tian, J., Kamal, A. H. Tags: Communication, Staff and staffing, Training, Quality, Caregiver, Family member, General public, Access to care, Advocacy, Media, Patient, Training, Access to care, Advocacy, Diagnosis & Staging, Practice Administration ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Source Type: research

The Human Factor: Designing Safety Into Oncology Practice [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gilbert, R. E. Tags: Patient safety, Quality, Patient safety, Quality of care, Caregiver, Family member, General public, Media, Information systems, Patient, Survivor, Career Development, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Creating a Culture of Safety Within an Institution: Walking the Walk [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chera, B. S., Mazur, L., Adams, R. D., Kim, H. J., Milowsky, M. I., Marks, L. B. Tags: Quality PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

What Is the Real Rate of Surgical Site Infection? [ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS]
Purpose: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are associated with patient morbidity and increased health care costs. Although several national organizations including the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), and the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) monitor SSI, there is no standard reporting methodology. Methods: We queried the UHC, NSQIP, and NHSN databases from July 2012 to June 2014 for SSI after gynecologic surgery at our institution. Each organization uses different definitions and inclusion and exclusion criteria for SSI. The rate of SSI was also ob...
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Taylor, J. S., Marten, C. A., Potts, K. A., Cloutier, L. M., Cain, K. E., Fenton, S. L., Tatum, T. N., James, D. A., Myers, K. N., Hubbs, C. A., Burzawa, J. K., Vachhani, S., Nick, A. M., Meyer, L. A., Graviss, L. S., Ware, K. M., Park, A. K., Aloia, T. A Tags: Treatment related issues, Quality, Patient safety, Quality of care ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Source Type: research

Improving the Quality and Value of Cancer Care: A Work in Progress--The 2016 Joseph V. Simone Award and Lecture [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ganz, P. A. Tags: Quality, Quality of care, Quality of Life, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Overview of Patient-Facing Systems in Patient-Reported Outcomes Collection: Focus and Design in Cancer Care [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jensen, R. E., Gummerson, S. P., Chung, A. E. Tags: Quality, Quality of Life, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Using Data From Ontarios Episode-Based Funding Model to Assess Quality of Chemotherapy [ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS]
Conclusion: Linking funding to quality, supported by knowledge transfer and exchange, resulted in a rapid improvement in the quality of systemic treatment in Ontario. This analysis has also identified further opportunities for improvement and the need for model refinement. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kaizer, L., Simanovski, V., Lalonde, C., Tariq, H., Blais, I., Evans, W. K. Tags: Quality, Access to care, Management and treatment, Outcomes Research, Practice Administration, Quality of Care, Efficiency of Care, Guidelines ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Source Type: research

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Integration Into Electronic Health Records [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Pitzen, C., Larson, J. Tags: Quality of care, Quality of Life, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Leveraging Emerging Technologies and the "Internet of Things" to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chung, A. E., Jensen, R. E., Basch, E. M. Tags: Quality PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Implementation of Symptom Questionnaires Into Oncology Workflow [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Stover, A. M., Basch, E. M. Tags: Quality, Quality of care, Quality of Life, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Transitioning to Academic Quality-Improvement Work Within the Field of Oncology: Opportunities and Challenges [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Riblet, N. B. V. Tags: Quality, Strategies for Career Success, Career Development, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Use of a Case Management System to Reduce the Response Time for Symptom Management Calls in a High-Volume Practice [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dickson, N. R., Bilbrey, L. E., Lesikar, P. E., Kaufman, L. W., Hays, L. F., Tillman, A. T., Lyss, A. J., Sarratt, M. J., Scrugham, D. W., Sivakumar, A., McGee, K. G., Patton, J. F. Tags: Quality, Quality of care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Process Mapping With Times, Process Measures, and Labor Costs [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Quinn, D. Tags: Quality of Life, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Payer View: How Do We Assess Quality in the Age of Precision Medicine? [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Newcomer, L. N. Tags: Quality, Quality of care, Cost of care, Access to care, Quality of Life, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Quality in the Age of Precision Medicine: The Clinician Perspective [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Romine, P. E., Harkins, S. K., Gray, S. W. Tags: Quality, Quality of care, Quality of Life, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

CancerLinQ Update [PRESENTATION SUMMARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Miller, R. S. Tags: Quality of care, Information systems, Quality of Life, Quality of Care PRESENTATION SUMMARIES Source Type: research

Four Years Running: The ASCO Quality Care Symposium [FOREWORD]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - October 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jacobson, J. O., Earle, C., Neuss, M. Tags: Quality FOREWORD Source Type: research

Improving Oral Oncolytic Patient Self-Management [Quality in Action]
Conclusion: The introduction of new office procedures to easily identify all patients receiving oral therapy and improvement in patients’ ability to manage symptoms at home with the use of self-care guidelines contributed to an improvement in managing patients who are taking oral oncolytics. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: McNamara, E., Redoutey, L., Mackler, E., Severson, J. A., Petersen, L., Mahmood, T. Tags: Quality in Action Source Type: research

Assessment of Fever Advisory Cards (FACs) as an Initiative to Improve Febrile Neutropenia Management in a Regional Cancer Center Emergency Department [Quality in Action]
Conclusion: The distribution of FACs was associated with an improved incidence of correct FN triaging but did not demonstrate a meaningful improvement in the quality of FN management. This may be explained by FAC use among patients not being ideal. Next steps in the continued effort toward high-quality FN care include redesign of FACs, reinforcement of provider and patient education, and ED outreach. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kapil, P., MacMillan, M., Carvalho, M., Lymburner, P., Fung, R., Almeida, B., Van Dorn, L., Enright, K. Tags: Quality in Action Source Type: research

Access to Care in Vermont: Factors Linked With Time to Chemotherapy for Women With Breast Cancer--A Retrospective Cohort Study [FOCUS ON QUALITY]
Purpose: In the rural United States, there are multiple potential barriers to the timely initiation of chemotherapy. The goal of this study was to identify factors associated with delays in the time from initial diagnosis to first systemic therapy (TTC) among women with breast cancer in Vermont. Methods: Using data from the Vermont Cancer Registry, we explored TTC for 702 female Vermont residents diagnosed with stage I to III breast cancer between 2006 and 2010 who received adjuvant chemotherapy. Multivariable linear regression was used to evaluate the associations between TTC and patient, tumor, treatment, and geographic...
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Johnson, A., Shulman, L., Kachajian, J., Sprague, B. L., Khan, F., James, T., Cranmer, D., Young, P., Heimann, R. Tags: Quality of care, Access to care, Access to care, Management and treatment, Epidemiology, Chemotherapy, Population and Observational Studies, Quality of Care, Epidemiology FOCUS ON QUALITY Source Type: research

Creating Virtual Integration and Improved Oncology Care Quality Through a Co-Management Services Agreement [BUSINESS OF ONCOLOGY]
Conclusion: In its first year, the Co-MSA resulted in improvement of the delivery of survivorship care plans and adherence to value pathways powered by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Improvement of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores did not occur. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hartung, N. L. W., Henschel, R. M., Smith, K. B., Gesme, D. H. Tags: Quality, Practical Tips, Affordable Care Act, Cost of care, Cost Effectiveness, Practice Administration, Efficiency of Care, Practice Administration, Adult Medical Oncology BUSINESS OF ONCOLOGY Source Type: research

Errata [Errata]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Errata Source Type: research

Defining High-Quality Palliative Care in Oncology Practice: An American Society of Clinical Oncology/American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Guidance Statement [CARE DELIVERY]
Conclusion: This statement describes the elements comprising high-quality primary palliative care for patients with advanced cancer or high symptom burden, as delivered by oncology practices. Oncology providers wishing to enhance palliative care delivery may find this information useful to inform operational changes and quality improvement efforts. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bickel, K. E., McNiff, K., Buss, M. K., Kamal, A., Lupu, D., Abernethy, A. P., Broder, M. S., Shapiro, C. L., Acheson, A. K., Malin, J., Evans, T., Krzyzanowska, M. K. Tags: Palliative care CARE DELIVERY Source Type: research

Primary CNS Leiomyosarcoma in an Immunocompetent Patient [Case Report]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Polewski, P. J., Smith, A. L., Conway, P. D., Marinier, D. E. Tags: Management and treatment, Caregiver, Rhabdo & Other Soft Tissue Sarcomas Case Report Source Type: research

Communicating Value in Health Care Using Radar Charts: A Case Study of Prostate Cancer [CARE DELIVERY]
Conclusion: Standardization and visualization of outcome and cost metrics may allow more comprehensive and collaborative discussions about the value of health care services. Communicating the value framework by using radar charts may be an effective method to present total value and the value of all outcomes and costs in a manner that is accessible to all stakeholders. Variations in plotting of costs and outcomes will require future focus group initiatives. (Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Thaker, N. G., Ali, T. N., Porter, M. E., Feeley, T. W., Kaplan, R. S., Frank, S. J. Tags: Quality of care, Affordable Care Act, Cost of care, Outcomes research, Surgery, Radiation, Cost Effectiveness, Outcomes Research, Quality of Care, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology CARE DELIVERY Source Type: research

Striving to Move Beyond Chemotherapy in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer [COMMENTARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ko, A. H. Tags: Management and treatment, Chemotherapy, Translational Oncology, Adult Medical Oncology COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Is There Efficacy Beyond Cytotoxic Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer? [COMMENTARIES]
(Source: Journal of Oncology Practice)
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kalyan, A., Benson, A. B. Tags: Combined Modality COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Current and Evolving Therapies for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: Are We Stuck With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy? [Clinical Reviews]
At present, front-line therapy for metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is combination chemotherapy, most commonly FOLFIRINOX (fluorouracil, irinotecan, and oxaliplatin) or gemcitabine and nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel. Despite a better understanding of the genomic landscape and the importance of the tumor microenvironment, we have not made a seismic shift in the overall survival for this disease. Given our growing understanding of the biology of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the question remains whether novel, noncytotoxic agents will augment or even replace conventional chemotherapy. The thrust of ongo...
Source: Journal of Oncology Practice - September 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Varadhachary, G. R., Wolff, R. A. Tags: Chemotherapy, Translational Oncology Clinical Reviews Source Type: research