ASCO and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have launched a project to apply team-based oncology clinical care delivery and are calling for writing teams to submit the best clinical oncology patient-centered practices.
The two organizations will work with interested authors to create writing teams of clinicians and researchers who apply the best concepts of team-based care to patient-centered care scenarios in clinical settings. Submissions from interested writing teams are due by June 15, 2015.
The impetus and need for this effort were highlighted in two Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) articles, focusing on cancer care team effectiveness and interdependency between teams.
Teams will span cancer types, points in the cancer care continuum (prevention, screening, diagnosis, active treatment of curable and incurable diseases, survivorship, and end of life), and evidence-based principles of effective team-based care.
Interested applicants should have writing experience, be willing to discuss their experience as a clinician or researcher, and have a keen interest in understanding the principles of optimal team-based care. Teams (in part or in whole) should plan to attend an initial in-person meeting on August 28, 2015, at ASCO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.
Writing teams will present at an NCI-ASCO Workshop at the ASCO 2016 Quality Care Symposium, in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 25, 2016. The final presentations and manuscripts will convey findings about the processes and outcomes associated with applying team-based care principles.
Clinician and researcher writing teams will incorporate feedback from the workshop and prepare final submissions to a special issue of JOP.
To learn more about this project or to submit your application, please visit www.asco.org/teams. ■
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