Conferences

James N Frame, MD, FACP, Charleston Area Medical Center, talked about some of the concerns that oncology care providers have about using clinical pathways.
Moderator Robin Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO, started off by providing a brief history of clinical pathways in oncology.
At the recent ASCO Annual Meeting, a session was held on the first day dedicated to the topic of clinical pathways in oncology.
Chemoradiotherapy and post-operative chemotherapy may be equally effective when treating patients with gastric cancer.
At the 2016 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting, researchers presented the results of a genetic blood test called NETest®, which measures the specific NET genes circulating in the blood that are believed to predict responsiveness to peptide receptor radionuclide therapy
In a panel moderated by Daniel C Malone, PhD, RPh, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research president and professor of pharmacy at the University of Arizona (Tuscon, AZ), members of two prominent pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and a large-scale health care insurance company discussed the advantages and challenges of using real-world evidence in payer decision making. For more ISPOR coverage, click here. 
Developers of some of the key value frameworks in the industry gathered to discuss how these resources are changing health care. 
At ISPOR 2016, health care professionals, policy makers, and payer representatives gathered to discussed developments in outcomes research and value-based care.