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NCCN Conference Highlights

The chances for further policy changes in healthcare over the next several years are expected to be minimal, said panelists during a roundtable discussion at the 2016 National Comprehensive Cancer Network annual conference. The exception may be the Medicare Part B project for provider reimbursement for infused and injected drugs.
The population of patients with multiple myeloma who are eligible for therapy has been expanded to include asymptomatic patients with certain features, according to the most recent National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline (version 3.2016).
The updated National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline (version 2.2016) for the management of advanced melanoma reflects the increasing role of immune checkpoint inhibitors and targeted agents, as more data establish their superior efficacy over traditional chemotherapy.
The evidence blocks were incorporated into the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) clinical practice guidelines late last year and act as a visual representation of 5 key measures related to specific recommendations.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has added a new value criterion to its clinical practice guidelines in the form of “Evidence Blocks” for the evaluation of treatment options.
Hollywood, FL—Watch and wait remains the standard of care for patients with asymptomatic early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), even for high-risk patients, but once therapy is indicated, targeted agents may supplant chemotherapy in the first-line treatment setting, said William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, Center Medical Director, Department of Leukemia, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, at the 2015 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) annual conference.
Hollywood, FL—A new clinical guideline for smoking cessation in patients with cancer encourages the use of evidence-based pharmacotherapy, behavioral therapy, and close follow-up with retreatment if needed, said Peter G. Shields, MD, Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, OH, at the 2015 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) conference.
Hollywood, FL—The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) now recommends nivolumab (Opdivo) as subsequent therapy for metastatic squamous non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after its recent FDA approval.
Hollywood, FL—The updated National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline allows for the upfront use of docetaxel (Taxotere) in some men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). This and other systemic therapies represent the most significant changes in the updated guideline for the treatment of patients with metastatic CRPC, said Andrew J. Armstrong, MD, ScM, Co­-Leader, Genitourinary Oncology Research Program, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC, at the 2015 NCCN annual conference.

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  • American Health & Drug Benefits
  • Value-Based Cancer Care
  • Value-Based Care in Myeloma
  • Value-Based Care in Neurology