NCCN 22nd Annual Conference

The NCCN 22nd Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care, held March 23-25, 2017, brings together oncology physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other professionals involved in oncology care. The meeting provides attendees an update on new therapies, NCCN Guidelines, and quality initiatives in oncology. Sign up for our daily e-mail blasts on our registration page, and check back here during the conference for the full coverage.

Coverage

Dr Moon S. Chen Jr Explains the Far-Reaching Benefits of the California Cancer Registry
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The large database of information contained in the California Cancer Registry is useful for both local clinicians and researchers around the world, as it allows them to compare cancer outcomes by a number of demographic characteristics, according to Moon S. Chen Jr, PhD, MPH, professor of hematology and oncology at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and principal investigator of The National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities.
Dr Matthew Gubens Outlines Exciting Directions for Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Research
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Matthew Gubens, MD, MS, assistant clinical professor of thoracic oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, discussed the areas of lung immuno-oncology research where he anticipates significant advances will be made in coming years.
Dr Moon S. Chen Jr on the Attitudes Needed to Design Population Health Interventions
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When developing interventions to improve population health, particularly among minority groups, research must take a culturally sensitive approach that is targeted to the specific needs of that population, according to Moon S. Chen Jr, PhD, MPH, professor of hematology and oncology at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and principal investigator of The National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities. He also emphasized the importance of clinicians’ role in population health.
Dr Shauntice Allen Discusses Community Engagement in Public Health Research
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Programs like One Great Community aim to engage communities in the process of population health research, which is a key to successful public health initiatives, explained Shauntice Allen, PhD, assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.
Dr Shaji Kumar Discusses Biological Foundations of New Multiple Myeloma Research
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By understanding the biology of myeloma tumor cells, researchers can better develop therapies, including drug combinations, that target the complex mechanisms at play in the disease, according to Shaji Kumar, MD, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr Matthew Gubens: Multidisciplinary Approach Can Help Oncologists Tackle Immunotherapy Toxicities
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When employing immunotherapies, oncologists must be vigilant in spotting any adverse events and calling in their colleagues, like dermatologists or pulmonologists, to help manage these toxicities, according to Matthew Gubens, MD, MS, assistant clinical professor of thoracic oncology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr Moon S. Chen Jr: Culture and Behavior as Population Determinants of Cancer Outcomes
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Two of the most important determinants of cancer outcomes are the culture and behavior of both the provider and the patient, explained Moon S. Chen Jr, PhD, MPH, professor of hematology and oncology at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and principal investigator of The National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities.
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At the 22nd Annual Conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, in Orlando, Florida, Paul M. Cinciripini, PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center delivered a presentation on a mission he said he has spent the better part of his life working on: getting patients with cancer to quit smoking cigarettes.
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