14 DECEMBER 2017 / ASCO presents Quality Training Program, supported by the SNF, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Forum

On December 13th, 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Training Program, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), was presented at the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Orlando, Florida. ASCO staff, as well as staff from participating cancer clinics, attended.

The SNF has supported ASCO in its work to reduce health disparities. With the SNF’s support, four cancer clinics across the country, mainly in safety net hospitals, took part in ASCO’s Quality Training Program. The project aimed to improve the delivery of cancer care in medically underserved communities by increasing the ability of practices serving patients from these communities to engage in quality improvement. Despite limited resources, staff from all layers of each clinic devoted time and effort to the Quality Training Program, under the guidance of expert coaches, and saw improvements in their day-to-day work, and in the care they provided to their patients.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology was founded in 1964 as a professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer. The group aims to conquer cancer through research, education and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

For more information visit ASCO’s official website here.