In recognition of the essential role of community oncologists and their representative state oncology societies in advancing the quality of cancer care, NCCN provides a forum for open dialogue, an exchange of best practices, and the identification of areas for collaboration. Fundamental to the success of this program are the shared core values of the state oncology societies and NCCN, which is to improve the lives of patients with cancer.
The inaugural meeting held in 2012 provided attendees with an overview of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) and strategies for effective use relative to informatics needs, and coverage and reimbursement challenges within the oncology community.
The 2013 State Oncology Society Forum agenda included discussions of health information technology, the oncology medical home, new reimbursement models, and an introduction to the NCCN Biomarkers Compendium®. A summary of the 2013 meeting is available.
The next State Oncology Society Forum is planned to be held at the NCCN 19th Annual Conference in March 2014.
Please send any comments or questions regarding the NCCN State Oncology Society Forum to Marisa Getzewich, Manager, Business Development.