National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs

NCCN Oncology Policy Program

The NCCN Oncology Policy Program was initiated in 2009 to allow opportunities for discussion among oncology stakeholders to address relevant health policy concerns. The NCCN Oncology Policy Program has convened Policy Summits in areas such as comparative effectiveness research (CER), risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS), patient advocacy, off-label drug use and compendia, biosimilars, molecular testing, clinical pathways, and data needs.

NCCN will continue this initiative in 2014 with summits focused on current policy topics. Details on NCCN's 2014 policy programs, as well as past summits, can be found below.

Please send any comments or questions regarding the NCCN Oncology Policy Program to healthpolicy@nccn.org.

2014 Live Events

Monday, November 3, 2014 • Washington, DC

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NCCN will be hosting 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. Patients today are facing a variety of concerns and considerations 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.Find out more.

2014 Policy Summits, Summaries, and White Papers

F. Marc Stewart, MD, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses the physician perspective on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act at the NCCN Policy Summit: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Academic Oncology Practice that took place on July 10, 2014. View recording here.


July 2014 • Arlington, VA

Summary


April 2014 • Bethesda, MD

Summary

White Paper Coming Soon!

2013 Policy Summits, Summaries, and White Papers

November 2013

Summary


July 2013

White Paper


April 2013

Summary


2012 Policy Summits, Summaries, and White Papers

November 2012

Summary


October 2012

White Paper


May 2012

White Paper


2011 Policy Summits, Summaries, and White Papers

November 2011

Summary


July 2011

White Paper


April 2011

White Paper


2010 Policy Summits, Summaries, and White Papers

December 2010

September 2010

Summary


May 2010

White Paper


2009 Policy Summits, Summaries, and White Papers

December 2009

Preliminary Report