National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™
School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business

The Cancer Care Delivery System: Buzz Words that Will and Won't Stick

Entry-Level Module

This module explores “hot topics” in policy areas that will affect the use of drugs, biologics, and diagnostics in the near future. Understand how the implementation (or the degree of implementation) of the following initiatives would be likely to impact practice and policy decisions about access to, availability of, and utilization of drugs, biologics, and diagnostics. The following topics may be included:

  • Quality measures, quality evaluation, pay for performance
  • Patient co-pays, value-based insurance, oncology formularies
  • Specialty pharmacy, BioSimilars
  • Outcomes research, comparative effectiveness, cost, and cost-effectiveness
  • Molecular testing