• Meeting 1: Addressing Sickle Cell Disease: A Strategic Plan and Blueprint for Action Date: February 21, 2019 - February 22, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This is the first committee meeting to be held for the Addressing Sickle Cell Disease: A Strategic Plan and Blueprint for Action study. There will be a session open to the public to hear from experts in the field.
  • 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will focus primarily on considering the potential data sources and evidence requirements for adding new indications to outdated labels, including indications for select patient populations (such as pediatric oncology).
  • Improving Access to and Equity of Care for People with Serious Illness: A Workshop Date: April 4, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The workshop will examine access to and equity of care for people with serious illness
  • 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.