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Celebrating Oncology Nursing Month

May 6, 2022

Every May, we celebrate Oncology Nursing Month to recognize the critical role oncology nurses play in patient care. Despite the challenges of recent years, nurses have continued to show up for patients with fierce dedication and compassion.   This year’s theme, “The hands and hearts of hope,” reminds us that nurses are often a source of […]

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Developing a Quality Strategy for Value-Based Care Program Success

May 2, 2022

Value-based care can drive meaningful improvements in patient care by aligning payment with value. While many payers have value-based care programs, differences in structures and requirements can leave practices with an unbalanced focus on program requirements. Creating a quality and value-based care strategy allows practices to harmonize various programs ensuring high-quality patient care while minimizing […]

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Improving cybersecurity awareness to keep practices safe

December 16, 2021

Protecting oncology practices and patient information is more complex than ever in today’s increasingly hostile online environment. More than 93% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach over the past three years​.1  It is crucial to ensure all physicians and staff have the knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity threats, how they work, and what […]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Early screening, biomarker testing, and targeted therapies can help save lives

November 30, 2021

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and bringing heightened attention, understanding, and support to a disease that kills more people than any other cancer couldn’t be more important.  Every 2.2 minutes someone is diagnosed with lung cancer and one in 16 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime. 1 Although smoking is […]

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The US Oncology Network Announces New National Policy Board Chair, Mark Fleming, MD

October 1, 2021

Dr. Mark T. Fleming, a physician with Virginia Oncology Associates (VOA), a member of The US Oncology Network, has been named the new Chair of the National Policy Board (NPB)—the governing board comprised of physician and operational leaders that guides and leads the organization. Elected by his or her peers, the NPB Chair serves as […]

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Delivering leading technology support so practices can focus on patient care

September 28, 2021

As the complexities of oncology care continue to evolve, providers need the latest information technology solutions ranging from basic infrastructure to clinical applications and tools to support their practices. The US Oncology Network’s proven technology ecosystem allows providers to focus on what matters most – delivering the best patient care possible, while The Network’s IT […]

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Collaborative Study Addresses Barriers to Targeted Cancer Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 4, 2021

Tremendous progress has been made over the last decade in the battle against cancer, as many exciting new treatments, including novel targeted therapies, have been developed. Unfortunately, not all patients have equal access to these promising therapies, as obstacles prevent certain patients from obtaining testing necessary to utilize some of these treatments. Financial challenges, access […]

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Celebrating Oncology Nursing Month

May 28, 2021

Every May, we celebrate Oncology Nursing Month to recognize the critical role oncology nurses play in patient care. We honor them for their dedication, commitment, and passion for helping those in need. Oncology nurses play a key role in their patients’ cancer journey from explaining a diagnosis, to providing guidance through treatment, celebrating victories, and […]

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Supporting practice success through strategic planning

May 4, 2021

In the past year, practices have not only been faced with the navigating the complexities of healthcare landscape, but also meeting patient needs during unprecedented times.  Market opportunity, competitive landscape, government regulations and research advancements all influence oncology practices. Navigating these changes through proper strategic planning is crucial to practice success. With the onset of […]

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The US Oncology Network enrolls 100,000th patient in the Oncology Care Model

November 17, 2020

The US Oncology Network recently reached a major milestone of enrolling its 100,000th patient in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Oncology Care Model (OCM).  This momentous milestone is a result of the hard work and commitment from participating practices dedicated to delivering high-quality patient care. Since the program’s initiation in 2016, participating […]

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Celebrating American Pharmacists Month

October 16, 2020

This month, we celebrate American Pharmacists Month and recognize the critical role pharmacists play in oncology practices and patient care. From standing on the frontlines during the pandemic, to ensuring proper medication therapy management and bridging the gap between patient and provider communication, pharmacists in The US Oncology Network play a vital role in providing […]

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Providing Better Care with Precision Medicine

September 16, 2020

New advances in precision medicine are rapidly altering the way physicians diagnose and treat cancer. Biomarker testing that factors in a patients’ genomic and cellular profile mean truly customized treatments are closer than ever before. These major advancements in precision medicine are attributed to next-generation sequencing (NGS), a new laboratory technique for evaluating molecular sequences […]

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