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 these initiatives with summits focused on current policy topics. Details on NCCN's current 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.

2016 Policy Summits, Summaries, and Articles

Friday, September 16, 2016 • Washington, DC

 

2016 NCCN Comment Letters Submitted

2015 Policy Summits, Summaries, and White Papers

December 1, 2015 • Washington, DC

Miss the event? Now Available! View videos below:

Patient Advocacy Summit: Value in Cancer Care - Patient Perspectives on Access to Cancer Care: Panel Video 1
Loyce Pace, MPH, LIVESTRONG Foundation, explores access to cancer care, followed by an expert panel discussion featuring Terry Langbaum, MAS, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; Bonnie Miller, RN, BSN, OCN, FAAMA, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Caroline Pearson, Avalere Health; Ms. Pace; David Rubin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and moderated by Clifford Goodman, PhD, The Lewin Group.

 

Patient Advocacy Summit: Value in Cancer Care - Defining Value for Patients with Cancer: Panel Video 2
Alan Balch, PhD, Patient Advocate Foundation, explores the definition of value for people with cancer, followed by an expert panel discussion featuring Dr. Balch; Bob Carlson, MD, National Comprehensive Cancer Network; Ms. Langbaum; Shelley Fuld Nasso, MPP, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship; Dan Ollendorf, PhD, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review; Dana Wollins, MS, American Society of Clinical Oncology; and moderated by Dr. Goodman.

 

Patient Advocacy Summit: Value in Cancer Care - Patient Perspectives on the Cost of Cancer Care: Panel Video 3
Veena Shankaran, MD, MS, University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Center, explores the cost of cancer care and the patient impact, followed by an expert panel discussion featuring Dan Klein, Patient Access Network Foundation; Susan Pelletier, Cancer Survivor and Advocate, Lori Reilly, JD, PhRMA; Leonard Saltz, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Dr. Shankaran; and moderated by Dr. Goodman.

 

Now Available! Value in Cancer Care – Patient Perspectives Summary
On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) convened its sixth annual NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, titled, Value in Cancer Care – Patient Perspectives. View summary here.

 

 

September 11, 2015 • Washington, DC

White Paper




2014 Policy Summits, Summaries, and White Papers

November 2014 • Washington, DC

Summary


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

 

February 2014

2013 Policy Summits, Summaries, and White Papers

November 2013

Summary


October 2013

July 2013

White Paper


July 2013

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