Cancer care planning and quality improvement: 2 for the price of 1?

Authors

  • Sofia F. Garcia PhD,

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    1. Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
    2. Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
    • Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 625 N Michigan Ave, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60611

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  • Patricia A. Ganz MD

    1. Department of Medicine and Department of Health Policy & Management, University of California at Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Los Angeles, California
    2. Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
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Abstract

This editorial comments on 2 companion articles that present the preliminary results of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) breast cancer registry (BCR) pilot program. The ASCO BCR demonstrates how registry data can be collected prospectively for quality assessment purposes as well as the creation of treatment and survivorship care plans in a way that is acceptable to oncology clinicians and patients.

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