23 DECEMBER 2019 / Improving the Quality of Cancer Care in Underserved Communities

Ten cancer treatment practices working among underserved populations around the United States will receive grants aiding staff and clinicians there in their work to provide the best care possible.

The three-year grants, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), will allow each practice to take part in an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) program to assess their processes and apply evidences-based improvements across the institution.

Recipient practices range across the country, some in major cities like San Francisco, New York, and Milwaukee and others serving more rural areas from Rock Springs, Wyoming and Sidney Montana. Each will take part in ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative and Quality Training Program.

“Everyone should have access to high-quality cancer care,” said Stavros Niarchos Foundation Senior Program Officer Roula Siklas. “And giving professionals at the frontlines of cancer care access to tools that ensure the best treatment possible is an essential step in this direction. SNF is proud to support ASCO in this effort.”

Read the full ASCO press release announcing the grants.