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Oncology Clinical Pathways Congress 2019

October 12, 2019

The Oncology Clinical Pathways Congress was held October 11-13 in Boston, MA. This year's meeting featured a variety of sessions and talks focused on improving cancer care quality through clinical pathways. It served as a forum for those involved in all stages of the pathway development process to ask questions, learn how to measure outcomes, and explore ways to partner and expand pathway programs.

Journal of Clinical Pathways was onsite to provide coverage of the most relevant and important sessions of the meeting.

Navigating Rapid Changes in PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer Pathways

Alexander B Olawaiye, MD, MRCOG, FACOG, FACS, University of Pittsburgh, presented on the emergence of PARP inhibitors and the rapidly expanding evidence base for ovarian cancer treatment. 

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Adding the Patient to Pathways: Theory and Practice

Alan Balch, PhD, CEO, Patient Advocate Foundation, and Mishellene McKinney, RN, MHA, OCN, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, spoke on how pathways can support high-quality care through more than just clinical decision support on therapy choices. 

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The Changing Role of Technology in Clinical Pathways

Rick Peters, MD, UT Austin Dell Medical School, and Mahek Shah, MD, Harvard Business School, presented on the role of technology in clinical pathways and shifting the identity of pathways from a retrospective view to a real-time predictive, prospective view. 

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Moffitt Pathways and Value Pathways in Practice

Pathway leaders from Moffitt Cancer Center and US Oncology Network explained how their respective pathways would guide treatment for two hypothetical patient cases and how their physicians typically interact with the pathways.

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Benchmarking Survey Shows Increased Pathway Comprehensiveness

Winston Wong, PharmD, offered the first look at the results of the second annual clinical pathways benchmarking survey of real-world pathway stakeholders.

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