National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs

Patient Advocacy Summit:
Patient Concerns in 2014 – Big Data, Access, and Palliative Care

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NCCN held its 5th annual Patient Advocacy Summit, Patient Concerns in 2014 – Big Data, Access, and Palliative Care, on November 3, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Much of the discussion focused on the variety of concerns and considerations that patient today are facing when confronting cancer. From the plethora of data they encounter when making treatment decisions to accessing and paying for drugs and biologics to palliative care, patients need resources to help them make appropriate care and financial decisions. Topics for discussion at the Summit included the patient role and experience in big data collection and utilization, how patients are accessing and paying for drugs and biologics in the current political and regulatory environment, and an assortment of issues within palliative care.

If you have questions about NCCN Policy Summits, please contact Jessica DeMartino, Manager, Health Policy Programs.

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