National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs

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

Working Effectively with Cancer Centers

Experienced Module

This module provides insights into cancer center decision-making structures and illustrates working examples of effective partnerships with cancer centers and may include the following topics:

  • Definition of the key decision-makers in protocol development and acceptance
  • Definition of how decisions are promulgated and managed in clinical settings along with the roles of oncologists, advance practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, etc.
  • Roles and issues faced by billing managers and practice managers (drug and biologic focused)
  • Insight into an institution’s decision to become involved in major research studies and/or to approve and seek investigator initiated studies
  • Industry view on some of the issues and opportunities
  • M2Gen as an example of successful collaborations between cancer centers and industry
        • Initiation of relationship and decision to partner
        • Value of M2Gen to Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Current and emerging center views on some of those issues and opportunities
  • Views on medical education functions (e.g., grand rounds, institution needs, specific projects, institution rules and constraints, potential for collaborations in general)
  • Impact of state regulations on collaborations and programs
  • The role and application of Risk Evaluation Mitigation Services (REMS)
  • Impact of Conflict of Interest policies on clinicians, industry, and patients