• Applying Big Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Oncology: A Workshop Date: October 28, 2019 - October 29, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The collection and analysis of big data is expected to transform the field of cancer research and improve cancer care. Innovations in analytic methods, coupled with large-scale efforts to collect big data, are advancing progress in precision medicine initiatives and facilitating research on factors that influence cancer incidence and outcomes.
  • Enhancing Scientific Reproducibility through Transparent Reporting – A Workshop Date: September 25, 2019 - September 26, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) will plan and conduct a one-day public workshop to explore issues related to transparent reporting (e.g. disclosure of the availability and location of data, materials, analysis, and methodology) to improve rigor and reproducibility in biomedical research.
  • Health Literacy and Communication Strategies in Oncology: A Workshop Date: July 15, 2019 - July 16, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can access, comprehend, and use information to make health care decisions. However, estimates suggest that more than one-third of the U.S. adult population has low health literacy. Inadequate health literacy can make it difficult for individuals to engage in healthy behaviors and navigate the health care system across the cancer care continuum. To consider opportunities to improve communication in cancer prevention and care, as well as to better support individuals with low health literacy, the Forum is collaborating with the Roundtable on Health Literacy to host a workshop on this topic.
  • Updating Labels for Generic Oncology Drugs: A Workshop Date: March 26, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The National Cancer Policy Forum will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 on Updating Labels for Generic Oncology Drugs. This workshop will convene expert stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities to update generic oncology drugs labels that are inconsistent with the current evidence base and use in clinical practice. Discussions will focus primarily on considering the potential data sources and evidence requirements for adding new indications to outdated labels, including indications for select patient populations (such as pediatric oncology).
  • Developing and Sustaining an Effective and Resilient Oncology Careforce: A Workshop Date: February 11, 2019 - February 12, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The National Cancer Policy Forum workshop, scheduled for February 11-12, 2019, will provide a venue for the cancer community to examine the impact of evolving trends in cancer incidence and care on the oncology careforce.
  • Improving Cancer Diagnosis and Care: The Clinical Application of Computational Methods in Precision Oncology: A Workshop Date: October 29, 2018 - October 30, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The workshop will be held on October 29 – 30, 2018 to examine the clinical use of high-dimensional omics data and computational methods in precision oncology research and clinical care.
  • Advancing Progress in the Development of Combination Cancer Therapies with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Workshop Date: July 16, 2018 - July 17, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The National Cancer Policy Forum will hold a public workshop on July 16-17, 2018 to examine the opportunities to improve the clinical development of immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies for cancer, including in the context of site-agnostic indications.
  • Improving Cancer Diagnosis and Care: Patient Access to Oncologic Imaging and Pathology Expertise and Technologies: A Workshop Date: February 12, 2018 - February 13, 2018 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    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.
  • Establishing Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology: A Workshop Date: November 13, 2017 - November 14, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The National Cancer Policy Forum will hold a public workshop on November 12-13, 2017 to examine the optimal conditions and components of successful patient navigation programs in oncology.
  • Long-term Survivorship Care after Cancer Treatment: A Workshop Date: July 24, 2017 - July 25, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The workshop will examine progress in cancer survivorship care over the past decade and to consider potential actions to improve the planning, management, and delivery of cancer survivorship care.