Cancer Support Community was honored to present information about one of our newest innovations, CancerSupportSource™ (CSS) at this year’s NCCN Academy for Excellence & Leadership in Oncology™ School of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Business. The session was the last in a two-day meeting that provided pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals with the significant opportunity to view the oncology space, its future and its current operational issues.
I joined Ken Berlin of Rosetta Genomics, Jack Mahoney of Florida Health Care Coalition and Kurt Neumann of ION Solutions in a panel discussion in the session Innovations in Oncology. We each brought a unique perspective to key and relevant issues in the healthcare arena today including collaborations, the impact of the Affordable Care Act and opportunities for partnership. It was a great opportunity to discuss several of our key initiatives but in particular, CancerSupportSource™, our distress screening tool available through affiliates, hospitals and cancer centers. CSS is a remarkable addition to our many resources for health care professionals and patients in the oncology community.
NCCN, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives. For more information about NCCN and their initiatives and programs, visit NCCN.org.