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NCCN POLICY SUMMIT DATE  >  Monday, September 25, 2017 > REGISTER NOW!

NCCN POLICY SUMMIT LOCATION  > The National Press Club • Washington, DC

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On September 25, 2017, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) will host a summit focused on defining, measuring, and paying for quality in cancer care. The summit will examine the past and current efforts toward developing outcomes-based oncology quality measures, discuss the value of those measures, the role these measures play in payment reform, and, whether patient care and the patient experience has improved as a result. Additionally, the impact of emerging payment models on quality cancer care will be considered. Multi-stakeholder involvement will be encouraged through didactic presentations, roundtable discussions, and audience participation.

A subsequent article of the summit will be published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network―JNCCN.

Please check back often for additional updates regarding the summit. If you have any questions, please contact Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar.

Clifford Goodman, PhD
Senior Vice President
The Lewin Group





8:00 – 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:05 AM
Welcome and Introductions

Robert W. Carlson, MD
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

9:05 – 9:45 AM
The Quality Measure Landscape in Oncology

Ronald Walters, MD, MBA, MHA, MS
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

9:50 – 10:15 AM
Incorporating Patient Perspectives in
Quality Measurement of Cancer Care

10:15 – 10:25 AM

10:30 – 11:45 AM
Panel Discussion:
Measuring Quality in Oncology: Challenges, Lessons Learned,
and the Way Forward

Moderated by:
Clifford Goodman, PhD
The Lewin Group

John Fox, MD (invited)
Priority Health

Matthew Alan Facktor, MD
Geisinger Health, Commission on Cancer

Jennifer Griggs, MD
University of Michigan, ASCO

Jason Spangler, MD, MPH

Ron Walters, MD, MBA, MHA, MS
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Andrew York, PharmD, JD

11:45 – 12:30 PM

12:35 – 1:35 PM
Highlighting Best Practices in Quality Measurement and
Reporting in Cancer Care

Kerin Adelson, MD
Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital                   

Marcus Neubauer, MD
McKesson Specialty Health

1:40 – 2:55 PM
Panel Discussion:
The Future of Quality Reporting in Cancer Care         

Moderated by:
Clifford Goodman, PhD
The Lewin Group

Kerin Adelson, MD
Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital

Virginia Calega, MD, MBA (invited)
Independence Blue Cross

Peter Ellis, MD (invited)
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Elizabeth Franklin, LGSW, ACSW
Cancer Support Community

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD (invited)
Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University

Marcus Neubauer, MD
McKesson Specialty Health

3:00 PM
Wrap-up and Conclusions

Robert W. Carlson, MD
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

*Subject to change


Supported by Adaptive Biotechnologies; AmerisourceBergen; Apobiologix, a division of ApoPharma USA, Inc.; Astellas; AstraZeneca through its NCCN Corporate Council Membership; an unrestricted grant from Eisai; EMD Serono, Inc.; Genomic Health; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; HELSINN; Incyte Corporation; Janssen Oncology; Kite Pharma; McKesson Specialty Health; an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc; Otsuka; Taiho Oncology; and Takeda Oncology and an unrestricted sponsorship from TESARO. Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Boston Biomedical, Inc. a contribution from Bristol-Myers Squibb.; Clovis Oncology; Dendreon; Novartis Oncology; and Sandoz, Inc. This activity was made possible by Pharmacyclics LLC and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

As of June 21, 2017


The National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045


This summit welcomes patients, providers, quality measure developers and stewards, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government organizations, payers, patient advocacy organizations, health care administrators, among others.

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