ACCC 34th National Oncology Conference

10/24/17

October 18-20 marked the annual Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) National Oncology Conference. Key opinion leaders convened in Nashville, Tennessee to share cutting-edge ideas, strategies, and practical takeaways for transforming patient care in cancer programs. Journal of Clinical Pathways covered some of the most relevant and important discussions from this meeting.


ACCC

 

Lay Navigators Improve Quality of Cancer Care, Reduce Costs

The integration of lay navigators in a cancer care network reduced hospitalizations by 8% per quarter and accounted for $19 million in annual savings for Medicare.

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Duke

Duke Cancer Institute has developed a community health program focused on minimizing cancer disparities and improving overall health.

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Cancer
 
Brianne Joseph, LPI, a cancer survivor, presented on the levels of support provided by clinicians and other care team members.