Association for Value-Based Cancer Care

Precision Medicine Is the Future of Cancer Care, but Cost Remains a Major Barrier

Precision medicine is the optimal approach to the future of cancer care, but unless a new pricing model for innovative treatments is implemented, the cost of care will be the greatest barrier to effective treatment, said Maurie Markman, MD, President, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, [ Read More ]

Genomic Assays Expediting Adoption of Personalized Cancer Therapy in Clinical Practice

Cancer is now recognized as a disease of the genome. The use of genomic assays and measurement of protein expression are permitting the use of personalized cancer therapy in the clinical setting on a scale not seen previously. In many cases, the use of these assays will also enhance the [ Read More ]

Maximizing the Potential of Immunotherapy Is the Focus of Cancer Moonshot 2020

The Cancer Moonshot 2020 Program is exploring a new paradigm in cancer care by bringing clinical trials focused on immunotherapy to community and academic practices. This privately funded initiative seeks to conduct phase 2 clinical trials within the next 36 months in 20,000 patients with >20 tumor types at all [ Read More ]

AVBCC Sixth Annual Conference: The Evolution of Value-Based Cancer Care

With tremendous changes occurring in healthcare, and particularly in oncology, discussions about the current trends and demands facing stakeholders in optimizing value in cancer care dominated the Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC), held September 27-29, 2016. The conference was cochaired by Michael Kolodziej, MD, [ Read More ]

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