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Hot Topics: Issues Affecting Decision-Making: Academic and Community Perspectives

Taped March 14, 2012 in Hollywood, Florida

This module provides expert insights into the consideration and decision-making processes that result in the recommendations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) and illustrates cancer care in the community setting and the utilization of the NCCN Guidelines in this environment. The following topics may be included:

  • Molecular / BiomarkerTesting
  • Retrospective Review and Pre-authorization
  • Drug Shortages
  • Academic vs. Community Perspectives
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Guidelines for clinical practice and pathways
  • Pathways and oncology formularies
  • Value-based insurance, episode-based payments
  • Quality evaluation, Pay for Performance
  • The type and quanta of data needed to influence decisions
  • Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
  • Health Care Reform


  • Al  B.  Benson III, MD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • Tim  Boozan, Florida Cancer Specialists
  • Kirby  J.  Eng, RPh, CVS Caremark
  • James  N.  Frame, MD, FACP, David Lee Cancer Center
  • Raymond  J.  Muller, MS, RPh, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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File Size: 266 MB       Length: 93 minutes       Last Updated: 05/14/2012

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