April 2022

Redefining Cancer Care: Putting Equity, Quality, and Patients at the Center

April 17, 2022

COMMENTARY

The fight to improve cancer care includes aspects of both equity and quality. Over the past decade, health insurance coverage has been expanded to millions of previously uninsured Americans, but there is evidence that not every patient has the same access or the same quality of care.

City of Hope’s Alvarnas: Payers Must Recognize Cancer Care Is Different

April 17, 2022

Joseph Alvarnas, MD, vice president of government affairs at City of Hope and chief clinical adviser of AccessHope in Duarte, California, spoke March 4 at the closing session of the Association for Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Annual Meeting & Cancer Business Summit in Washington, DC.

Evidence, Support, and Education Needed to Drive Precision Oncology, Accenture’s Bogdan Says

April 14, 2022

Accenture’s 2021 report, “The Future Is Now: How to Drive Precision Oncology Adoption," adds to the chorus calling for greater sharing of data and improved standardization, so that academic centers and community practices alike can continually improve data sets used worldwide.

OneOncology’s Arrowsmith Looks Forward to Real-time Dynamics in Clinical Pathways

April 14, 2022

Across OneOncology, says Edward Arrowsmith MD, MPH, clinical pathways offer a vehicle for physicians to agree on best practices and to implement them across the network. Early this year, Arrowsmith became medical director for Clinical Pathways, OneOncology.

Improving Diversity in Clinical Trials: How Early-Stage Investigators Are Reaching Underserved Populations

April 13, 2022

COVER FEATURE

Editor’s Note: After this issue of Evidence-Based Oncology™ went to press, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation announced the $100 million, 5-year initiative will now be called the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program. The program will also receive a $14 million donation from Gilead Sciences, Inc., over the next 4 years.

What’s Next for Real-World Evidence in Oncology?

April 13, 2022

COVER FEATURE

Recent steps by FDA to promote the use of real-world evidence are to be commended, but the future demands a broader vision that makes greater use of growing sources of health care information.

Considerations to Increase Rates of Breast Cancer Screening Across Populations

March 14, 2022

COVER FEATURE

Authors from the Community Oncology Alliance and Avalere Health present data that show breast cancer screening rates recovered more slowly among some racial/ethnic groups following on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.