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Oncology Clinical Pathway Best Practices: Understanding the Current State of Pathway Development, Implementation and Evaluation

Oncology Clinical Pathway Best Practices: Understanding the Current State of Pathway Development, Implementation and Evaluation

“Oncology Clinical Pathway Best Practices: Understanding the Current State of Pathway Development, Implementation and Evaluation” outlines best practices and recommendations to ensure pathway tools support high-quality, patient-centered oncology care. The best practices and recommendation were developed by the Turning the Tide Against Cancer Oncology Clinical Pathways Expert Working Group comprised of a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders from the oncology community.

Turning the Tide Against Cancer Principles: Advancing Patient-Centered Solutions for Sustaining Patient Access and Innovation in Cancer Care

Turning the Tide Against Cancer Principles: Advancing Patient-Centered Solutions for Sustaining Patient Access and Innovation in Cancer Care

“Turning the Tide Against Cancer Principles: Advancing Patient-Centered Solutions for Sustaining Patient Access and Innovation in Cancer Care,” a statement of principles from the initiative, highlights how Turning the Tide Against Cancer is identifying solutions to advance and enable efficient and effective cancer care, while fostering scientific and clinical research that addresses the unmet needs of cancer patients.

The Impact of Alternative Payment Models on Oncology Innovation and Patient Care

The Impact of Alternative Payment Models on Oncology Innovation and Patient Care

“The Impact of Alternative Payment Models on Oncology Innovation and Patient Care,” an article published in AACR’s Clinical Cancer Research and authored by the Turning the Tide Against Cancer co-conveners, highlights five policy considerations critical to ensuring alternative payment models, clinical pathways, and shared decision-making tools support the delivery of innovative and high-quality oncology care. The considerations were developed based on a 2015 Turning the Tide Against Cancer expert roundtable discussion comprised of a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders, including providers, patient advocates, academic researchers, payers, and biopharmaceutical industry representatives.

Accelerating the Delivery of Patient-centered, High-quality Cancer Care

Accelerating the Delivery of Patient-Centered, High-Quality Cancer Care

“Accelerating the Delivery of Patient-Centered, High-Quality Cancer Care,” an article published in AACR’s Clinical Cancer Research and authored by the Turning the Tide Against Cancer co-conveners, explores the current policy landscape and identifies four policy focus areas critical to delivering patient-centered, high-quality cancer care. The article also includes the set of 13 policy options first presented in the 2014 Turning the Tide Against Cancer Issue Brief.

A Pathway for Change: Supporting the Shift to Patient-Centered Cancer Research and Care and Addressing Value and Cost of Cancer Care (PDF)

A Pathway for Change: Supporting the Shift to Patient-Centered Cancer Research and Care and Addressing Value and Cost of Cancer Care

“A Pathway for Change: Supporting the Shift to Patient-Centered Cancer Research and Care and Addressing Value and Cost of Cancer Care”, an Issue Brief published in advance of the 2014 Turning the Tide Against Cancer national conference, includes a set of policy options that, if implemented, would move us towards a more patient-centric, high-value system of cancer research and care. These policy options were developed by a broad range of experts in oncology, health policy, and patient advocacy convened by PMC, AACR, and FKH. The Issue Brief served as the foundation for the discussion at the 2014 conference and ongoing activities of the Turning the Tide Against Cancer initiative.

Turning the Tide Against Cancer: Roundtable Proceedings (PDF)

Turning the Tide Against Cancer: Roundtable Proceedings

“Turning the Tide Against Cancer: Roundtable Proceedings”, summarizes the key findings from the Turning the Tide Against Cancer Roundtable held in October 2013. More than 40 senior leaders representing key stakeholder groups from across the cancer community came together to discuss potential policy solutions that align with scientific trends and patient-centered care. The Proceedings report includes the participants’ diverse perspectives on cost and value, patient-centered care and continuous learning healthcare systems that were articulated during the discussion and outlines new approaches for sustaining progress and medical innovation in cancer care and research.

Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustained Medical Innovation: The Pathway to Progress (PDF)

Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustained Medical Innovation: The Pathway to Progress

“Turning the Tide Against Cancer Through Sustained Medical Innovation: The Pathway to Progress”, an article published in AACR’s Clinical Cancer Research and authored by members of the Turning the Tide Against Cancer Advisory Committee, considers how to frame the research and regulatory policies necessary to sustain progress against cancer in an environment of constrained resources and identifies actionable solutions and areas for collaboration within the cancer community.

Sustaining Progress Against Cancer in an Era of Cost Containment (PDF)

Sustaining Progress Against Cancer in an Era of Cost Containment

Sustaining Progress Against Cancer in an Era of Cost Containment, a Discussion Paper developed based on one-to-one interviews with more than 30 experts from across the cancer community, highlights the importance of innovation to patients and the current landscape of scientific progress in cancer research and patient care, and begins to define potential solutions to sustain innovation and turn the tide against cancer.

Co-Convener Publications

AACR Cancer Progress Report 2015 (PDF)

AACR Cancer Progress Report

The AACR Cancer Progress Report highlights the advances in cancer research that have been made to date, and paints a picture of where the science is leading us.

Read the 2015 report, which highlights the promise of precision medicine, the significant progress made against cancer during the five years of publishing the Report, and the results of a recent survey that underscores the public's strong support for cancer research.

Paying for Personalized Medicine: How Alternative Payment Models Could Help or Hinder the Field

Paying for Personalized Medicine: How Alternative Payment Models Could Help or Hinder the Field

“Paying for Personalized Medicine: How Alternative Payment Models Could Help or Hinder the Field,” a White Paper commissioned by the Personalized Medicine Coalition, identifies and describes how the design of alternative payment models (APMs) might encourage the delivery of the high-quality, patient-centered care made possible by personalized medicines. The paper explores the potential impact of different types of APMs, or value-based payment models, that government healthcare programs and private insurers are experimenting with, including Accountable Care Organizations, bundled payments, medical homes and clinical pathways.

PMC Cost-containment and Deficit Reduction Policy Principles (PDF)

Cost-containment and Deficit Reduction Policy Principles

The Personalized Medicine Coalition’s (PMC) Cost-containment and Deficit Reduction Policy Principles were developed to ensure that cost-containment policies do not undermine personalized medicine and protect innovation, the physician-patient relationship, and patient values and choice, in the face of pressure to control federal healthcare spending.