Clinical Pathways

NCCN Releases Patient Guidelines for Head, Neck Cancer

May 28th 2020, 6:43pm

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To help patients and their caregivers cope, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) this week completed a 3-book series that explains care and management options for those with head and neck cancer.

Care Not in Line With Guidelines for HER2-Negative MBC Has Worse Outcomes in Elderly Women

May 23rd 2020, 11:28pm

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More than one-quarter of elderly women with HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer did not receive care in accordance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) treatment guidelines, and that was linked to higher mortality as well as higher Medicare costs.

ASTRO: Amid COVID-19, PPE Shortages, Fewer Visits, and New Ways to Fight Cancer

May 23rd 2020, 10:00pm

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Findings from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) highlight the growing financial strain at freestanding clinics, including those that say they will lose half their annual revenue.

Collaboration Leads to Clinical Pathways Success for One Illinois Practice

May 22nd 2020, 1:16am

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Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois was able to reduce its median total drug spend by a notable 13.5%—$250,000 per medical oncologist—versus other practices enrolled in the Oncology Care Model, between the first quarters of 2017 and 2019, through the use of evidence-based clinical pathways.

Dr Ray Page Outlines Benefits, Challenges of Using Clinical Pathways

May 11th 2020, 5:00pm

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Some independent practices utilize clinical pathways to mange complex regimens, but lack of education and cost concerns may limit practices' use of clinical pathways, said Ray Page, DO, PhD, president and director of research at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

PAPER OF THE WEEK: Predictions About Clinical Pathways

February 22nd 2020, 9:50pm

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With our current issue of Evidence-Based Oncology™ focusing on clinical pathways in cancer care, we look back at one of our most-read papers of 2016.

Impact of Next-Generation Sequencing Tests on Clinical Pathways for Cancer Care

February 20th 2020, 10:00pm

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With patients living longer thanks to new therapies, we need more accurate, sensitive, and standardized tools to guide their therapy.

Clinical Pathways: A Critical Component of Success in Episodes of Care

February 19th 2020, 8:00pm

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Clinical Pathways: Reducing Costs and Improving Quality Across a Network

February 19th 2020, 6:30pm

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As the cost of oncology drugs only continues to rise, incorporating clinical pathways into cancer care helps streamline the integration of evidence-based best practices while improving quality and reducing costs for patients and payers.

Lessons From the Front: Designing and Implementing Clinical Pathways by and for Clinicians

February 19th 2020, 2:27am

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As cancer care becomes more complex and more expensive, decision-support algorithms offer a mechanism to define best practice, reduce unwarranted variation, and control costs across growing networks.