On July 14, ASCO announced the 14 practices that are participating in the 2016 Quality Training Program. The program is designed to train oncology health care providers to investigate and implement data-driven quality improvement and manage clinical and administrative processes and outcomes.
A new article published in the Journal of Oncology Practice studies best chemotherapy treatment options for elderly patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer, noting that elderly patients with cancer are both underrepresented in clinical trials and at greater risk for toxicity from chemotherapy.
ASCO has learned that the American Academy of Neurology is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop educational materials for health care providers on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). With the widespread outbreak of Zika virus infections, there have been reports of an increased number of people who have been infected with Zika virus who also have GBS.