Community Oncology Conference | Conference

Patricia Goldsmith on Financial Stress Associated With Cancer Care

May 3rd 2016

Patricia J. Goldsmith, chief executive officer, CancerCare, previews data of a CancerCare study highlighting some of the financial challenges associated with patients who have cancer.

Dr. David Eagle on Cost-Drivers in Oncology

April 26th 2016

David Eagle, MD, past president of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) and partner in Lake Norman Oncology, Mooresville, North Carolina, discuss controlling costs of cancer treatment.

Dr. Stephen Grubbs on Measuring Value in Oncology

April 21st 2016

Stephen S. Grubbs, MD, senior director of the new clinical affairs department of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) discusses value-based oncology.

COA Gearing Up for Fight on Proposed CMS Payment Cut

April 15th 2016

Members of the Community Oncology Alliance have issued a call to arms to spur a greater lobbying effort to stop a plan by The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Centers to implement a drug reimbursement change under Medicare Part B.

Aligning Physician Compensation to Value Is No Easy Task

April 14th 2016

Aligning physician compensation to performance can be a dicey matter, as it is difficult to reach a consensus on how to measure physician success. However, a number of oncology practices have been developing systems for doing this and achieving success.

Cost of Biologics Therapy Soars Above Other Cancer Expenses

April 6th 2016

Biologic chemotherapy spending soared several hundred percent from 2004 to 2014; but despite rising treatment costs in general, oncology spending kept pace with spending for all categories of medical care.

COA Conference Changes With the Times

March 4th 2016

The 2016 Community Oncology Conference, Innovation in Cancer Care: Moving From Theory to Practice, from April 13-15, will feature an expanded lineup of clinical presentations.