Improving Cancer Diagnosis and Care: Patient Access to Oncologic Imaging and Pathology Expertise and Technologies: A Workshop

When: February 12, 2018 - February 13, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Biomedical and Health Research, Diseases, Health Care Workforce, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Quality and Patient Safety
Activity: National Cancer Policy Forum
Board: Board on Health Care Services

The National Cancer Policy Forum will hold a public workshop on February 12-13, 2018 to examine strategies to ensure that patients have access to appropriate oncologic pathology and imaging expertise and technologies to inform their cancer diagnosis, treatment planning, assessment of treatment response, and oncologic surveillance.

Potential strategies that will be explored include opportunities to develop and maintain a workforce with oncologic imaging and pathology competencies and the role of new technologies and models of care to improve access to this expertise. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include:

•Training needs for clinicians who interpret pathology and imaging results for patients with cancer.
•Models of care that can improve patient access to cancer specialists in pathology and radiology and implications on patient outcomes and clinical practice.
•Opportunities to enhance collaboration among pathologists, radiologists, and oncologists to improve diagnostic testing and treatment decision-making for patients with cancer.
•Challenges and opportunities for technologies to facilitate improved diagnostic decision-making among specialists and generalists.
•Potential role of new advances in imaging and pathology technologies to improve decision making for patients with cancer.

Confirmed Moderators, Speakers, and Panelists
Amy Abernethy, Flatiron Health 
Michael Becich, University of Pittsburgh 
Otis Brawley, American Cancer Society
James Brink, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Michael Cohen, Wake Forest School of Medicine 
Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine 
Thomas Fuchs, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
Lawrence “Rusty” Hofmann, Grand Rounds 
Hedvig Hricak, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ramin Khorasani, Brigham and Women's Hospital 
Curtis Langlotz, Stanford University
Suzanne Powell, Houston Methodist Hospital 
William Sause, Intermountain Healthcare 
Richard L. Schilsky, American Society of Clinical Oncology
William Stead, Vanderbilt University
Jeremy Warner, Vanderbilt University 
Mary Zutter, Vanderbilt University

Planning Committee Members
Hedvig Hricak (chair), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
James Brink, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Christopher Cogle, University of Florida/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Michael Cohen, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Michael Dill, Association of American Medical Colleges
Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Curtis Langlotz, Stanford University/ Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Richard L. Schilsky, American Society of Clinical Oncology
William Stead, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Robert Winn, University of Illinois Health Cancer Center/University of Illinois at Chicago
Wendy Woodward, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
The workshop agenda and live webcast will be posted on this website closer to the workshop dates.

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