NCCN Oncology Policy Summits


NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit: Advancements in Precision Medicine and Implications for Quality, Accessible, and Equitable Cancer Care

December 7, 2021 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm EST | Free online program

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Biomarker testing, when used appropriately, allows the cancer care team to more effectively select treatment or risk reducing interventions for patients, while improving survival outcomes and reducing adverse effects. Unfortunately, effective use of and access to biomarker testing is still highly dependent on health care coverage; patient and provider education; and patient geographic location and socioeconomic status. The NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit will provide an opportunity for a varied group of stakeholders including patients, providers, payers, patient advocacy organizations, and industry to thoughtfully discuss the importance of providing quality, accessible, and equitable cancer care to patients in need of biomarker testing and related treatment.

Supported by AbbVie, Adaptive, ADC Therapeutics, AmerisourceBergen, Apobiologix, Astellas, AstraZeneca, BeiGene, bluebird bio, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eisai, EMD Serono, EQRx, Exact Sciences, Exelixis, Foundation Medicine, GSK, Helsinn, Heron, Incyte, Janssen, Kite Pharma, Lilly, Merck, MorphoSys, Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmacyclics, QED Therapeutics, Regeneron, Sanofi, Servier, Sun Pharma, Taiho, and TG Therapeutics.


Previous Policy Summits

2021 series

2020 series

  • Innovative Solutions to Drive Down Healthcare Costs: Implications for Access to High-Quality Cancer Care: View article
  • Accelerating Advances in Cancer Care Research: A Lookback at the 21st Century Cures Act in 2020: View video | View article

2019 series

  • Delivering Value for Patients across the Oncology Ecosystem: View article
  • Defining, Measuring, and Applying Quality in an Evolving Health Policy Landscape and the Implications for Cancer Care: View article
  • The State of Cancer Care in America: The Impact of State Policy on Access to High-Quality Cancer Care: View article