NCCS celebrated the 20th year of our bi-annual Cancer Policy Roundtable (CPR) by hosting the first-ever virtual roundtable on March 26, 2020. We’re pleased to share the video from each session, along with links to meeting materials, slide decks, and resources discussed in the sessions.
Here’s what some attendees had to say about the meeting’s success:
“I would not have been able to attend this event, so virtual access was greatly appreciated and done very well.”
“Excellent job – you are the role model of how to handle a virtual multi-hour meeting!”
“The program content was excellent.”
“All the presenters were on-point. Very knowledgeable and used PowerPoint and other visuals in each section. Though they were experts, they used common language and answered questions.”
Otis Brawley, MD: Cancer In the Next Decade; COVID-19 and the Impact on Cancer Care
Otis Brawley, MD kicked off the Virtual Cancer Policy Roundtable with a presentation analyzing the latest data on trends in cancer mortality rates and cancer control. Afterwards, Dr. Brawley took questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on cancer survivors and the health care system.
Dr. Brawley is a globally recognized expert in cancer control and is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
In an article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, experts from the American Cancer Society present Cancer Statistics 2020. The team reported important progress in the decade from 2008 to 2017 (the most recent statistics available) in reducing the number of cancer deaths in the US.
Panel Discussion: End-of-Life Care for Cancer Patients
This session featured five panelists discussing issues around end-of-life and hospice care faced by cancer patients, loved ones, and caregivers, as well as policy implications related to the Medicare hospice benefit. NCCS CEO Shelley Fuld Nasso moderated the discussion.
Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD – University of Virginia School of Nursing Blake Farmer – Nashville Public Radio Donna Gentry – Family Caregiver Andrew MacPherson – Healthsperien, LLC; National Partnership for Hospice Innovation Lisa D. T. Rice, SM – NCCS Board Member and Family Caregiver
Dying Well—The Final Stage of Survivorship An informative, supportive, and reassuring audio program designed to teach you more about your choices and resources, as well as what to expect during the last stage of survival.
Michael D. Stubblefield, MD: Cancer Rehabilitation as a Model of Survivorship Care
Michael D. Stubblefield, MD led CPR’s third session by discussing cancer rehabilitation as a way to address the late- and long-term effects of cancer treatment. NCCS Senior Policy Manager Lindsay Houff also conducted a Q&A session with Dr. Stubblefield.
Dr. Stubblefield is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cancer rehabilitation and currently serves as Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.
Panel Discussion: The Oncology Care Model and the Proposed Oncology Care First Model
The last session of the Virtual CPR featured four panelists discussing payment models for cancer care.
Hillary Cavanagh – Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation David Goldstein, MS, OTR/L – Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Ray Page, DO, PhD, FACOI, FASCO – President & Director of Research, The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Kashyap Patel, MD – Carolina Blood and Cancer Care
Unfortunately, we are not able to share the video for this session.
The Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care is a unique opportunity for patients and survivors to recognize pioneers who are transforming the cancer care system.
The NCCS Cancer Policy & Advocacy Team (CPAT) is a program for survivors and caregivers to learn about pressing policy issues that affect quality cancer care in order to be engaged as advocates in public policy around the needs of cancer survivors.
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