NCCN Announces Six Quality Improvement Projects in Gastric Cancer Care Approved for Collaboration with Lilly Oncology
"As part of our mission to facilitate care that helps patients live better lives, we're honored to support research that enhances outcomes and experiences for people with gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancers," said
The following studies were selected by the NCCN ORP:
Dan G. Blazer III, MD; Daniel P. Nussbaum, MD; Linda M. Sutton, MD; Duke University Health Systemand Duke Cancer Network Affiliates; The DCN Passport: A Novel, Patient-Centered Approach to Improve Care for Gastric/Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer Across an Academic-Community Oncology Network Efrat Dotan, MD; Fox Chase Cancer Center; Improving the Approach to and Management of the Older Patient with Metastatic Gastric Cancer Jae Kim, MD; City of Hope National Medical Center; Telehealth Intervention for Self-Management of Dietary Quality of Life After Gastric Cancer Surgery Veena ShankaranMD, MS; University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Randomized Pragmatic Trial of a Proactive Financial Navigation Intervention in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Gastric and Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma Qiuling Shi, PhD; Loretta A. Williams, PhD; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Symptom Management Through an Automated Alert System to Improve Adherence During Systemic Therapy for Patients with Gastric/Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) Cancer Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD; Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center(SKCC) at Jefferson; mChemoCoping – GC: A Text Messaging System Enabling Real-Time Monitoring and Management of Chemotherapy Side Effects Among Patients with Gastric Cancer (GC)
"NCCN ORP congratulates all of the collaborators, and looks forward to their contributions to the future of gastric and GEJ cancer care," said Dr. Koh.
"Lilly is proud to work with the NCCN ORP to research better ways for delivering high-quality cancer care to patients with this aggressive disease," said
The NCCN ORP was responsible for the Request-for-Proposals (RFP) process, application review and evaluation. A committee led by NCCN and including a medical representative from Lilly determined which proposals would be eligible to receive funding. Project funding will be provided directly by Lilly upon mutual agreement of project terms and conditions.
The studies will be conducted over a period of two years.
The NCCN ORP fosters innovation and knowledge discovery that improves the lives of people with cancer by supporting investigator-initiated trials at NCCN Member Institutions and their affiliates. To date, it has supported more than 140 studies, with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. To learn more about the NCCN ORP and ongoing clinical trials, visit NCCN.org/ORP.
About Lilly Oncology
For more than 50 years, Lilly has been dedicated to delivering life-changing medicines and support to people living with cancer and those who care for them. Lilly is determined to build on this heritage and continue making life better for all those affected by cancer around the world. To learn more about Lilly's commitment to people with cancer, please visit www.LillyOncology.com.
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at http://www.lilly.com and newsroom.lilly.com/social-channels.
About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 28 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. By defining and advancing high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers around the world.
The NCCN Member Institutions are:
Tracy J. Henrikson
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