• 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.
  • Incorporating Weight Management and Physical Activity Throughout the Cancer Care Continuum: A Workshop Date: February 13, 2017 - February 14, 2017 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The 1.5-day NCPF public workshop on Feb. 13-14, 2017 will examine the evidence for providing support for weight management and physical activity as part of routine cancer care.
  • The Drug Development Paradigm in Oncology: A Workshop Date: December 12, 2016 - December 13, 2016 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This workshop will examine the challenges of improving the efficiency of the drug development and regulatory review process, while ensuring the safety of new therapies.
  • Cancer Care in Low-Resource Areas: Cancer Treatment, Palliative Care, and Survivorship Care: A Workshop Date: November 14, 2016 - November 15, 2016 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The second workshop in a series on cancer control in low-resource areas. This workshop will focus on cancer treatment, palliative care, and survivorship care in low-resource communities.
  • Appropriate Use of Advanced Technologies for Radiation Therapy and Surgery in Oncology Date: July 20, 2015 - July 21, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This IOM workshop will examine the clinical benefits and comparative effectiveness of emerging advanced technologies for cancer treatment in radiation therapy and surgery. Workshop participants will discuss current utilization patterns, with a focus on diffusion of new technologies into oncology practice, as well as evidence on the overuse, underuse, and misuse of these technologies, and potential strategies to assess the value and define optimal use of new technologies in cancer treatment.
  • The Role of Clinical Studies for Pets with Naturally Occurring Tumors in Translational Cancer Research Date: June 8, 2015 - June 9, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    This workshop, hosted by the National Cancer Policy Forum, will examine the rationale and potential for integrating clinical trials for pets with naturally occurring cancers into translational cancer research and development. It will also highlight potential opportunities to overcome existing challenges.
  • Assessing and Improving Imaging Interpretation in Breast Cancer Screening Date: May 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The workshop, hosted by the NCPF and sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will review the state of the evidence regarding interpretive performance in mammography, identify remaining gaps, and consider potential opportunities for advancing research and practice.
  • Comprehensive Cancer Care for Children and their Families Date: March 9, 2015 - March 10, 2015 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    Through invited presentations and panel discussions, this workshop hosted by the NCPF and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will examine recent trends in comprehensive cancer care for pediatric cancer patients and their families and consider potential policy actions to improve care and outcomes. Participants will review existing evidence and efforts for integrating pediatric palliative care and quality of life strategies in childhood oncology research and practice, and will discuss additional research needed to minimize toxicities of pediatric cancer treatments and the resultant symptoms and late effects. A major goal of the workshop will be to facilitate discussion about potential strategies and actions for effectively applying existing evidence and quality of life strategies into pediatric oncology research, development, and practice.
  • Policy Issues in the Development and Adoption of Molecularly Targeted Therapies for Cancer: A Workshop Date: November 10, 2014 - November 11, 2014 (8:00 AM Central)

    Workshop participants will examine the challenges in developing molecularly targeted therapies and the associated biomarker tests within the traditional research and development paradigm as well as the challenges in implementing treatments and biomarker tests in clinical practice. A major goal of the workshop will be to facilitate discussion about potential strategies and actions to address those challenges.