ASCO is committed to ensuring that Americans have access to high-quality, high-value cancer prevention and treatment services—and that all patients benefit fully from our nation’s investments in cancer research. In mid-March, the Society will be releasing The State of Cancer Care in America: 2014, a report that examines the many factors that affect our nation’s ability to reach these goals, from current and projected demand for services and oncologist workforce supply to the full range of economic, regulatory, and administrative pressures that oncology practices face.
This report also examines how a growing emphasis on quality measurement and demonstration of value, together with the rapid expansion of health information technology, stands to improve the care that patients receive.
After presenting this overview of the current state of cancer care in the United States, the report includes recommendations intended for policymakers, cancer care professionals, researchers, and others with a stake in improving our nation’s cancer care system.
The report will publish in the Journal of Oncology Practice on March 12, and can be accessed at www.asco.org/stateofcancercare. ■
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