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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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The US Oncology Network Helps Practices Implement New Technology, Helping Them Thrive

July 24, 2020

Oncology practices are constantly evolving and navigating changes in the healthcare landscape. While the increasing complexity of administrative and operational responsibilities can bring about unforeseen burdens, The US Oncology Network’s technology implementation services and support help ease those challenges. Our team leads the implementation of processes and tools that enable our physicians to focus on […]

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Practicing resiliency and self-care during challenging times

July 8, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make an impact across the country, The US Oncology Network is committed to ensuring that community oncology practices have the resources and tools necessary to navigate these stressful times. Even those who are typically strong and resilient in crisis situations can experience intense fear and anxiety about the unknown. […]

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Celebrating Oncology Nursing Month in 2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

May 5, 2020

Celebrating Oncology Nursing Month in 2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife Every May, we celebrate Oncology Nursing Month and recognize the critical role oncology nurses play in patient care. This year’s Oncology Nurses Month is of additional importance because 2020 is designated The Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health […]

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The US Oncology Network’s Commitment to Helping Practices Navigate Difficult Times

April 15, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make an impact across the country, The US Oncology Network is committed to ensuring that community oncology practices have the resources and tools necessary to navigate this crisis. Through telemedicine support, IT, human resources, best practice sharing and communications we are committed to supporting practices to ensure they can […]

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Proton Therapy Provides Real Value through Improved Outcomes and Quality of Life

May 30, 2019

Proton therapy is an advanced radiation therapy that uses protons to treat cancer rather than x-rays. Protons deliver the majority of their energy directly into the tumor and stop, minimizing exposure to adjacent healthy tissue. X-rays used in standard radiotherapy continue through the tumor, exposing patients to unnecessary radiation that can result in both short-and […]

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In-house Clinical Laboratory Services Benefit Practices and Patients Alike

September 26, 2018

Approximately 90% of oncology patients require a complete blood count (CBC) when they visit their oncologist for the first time. The CBC is used to evaluate a patient’s overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia.1 The test is especially critical in oncology, where cell counts can help guide […]

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Succeeding with the Oncology Care Model Requires Close Attention to Important Activities

July 17, 2018

By Marcus Neubauer, MD   |   July 2018 Since July of 2016, roughly 187 oncology practices across the country have been participating in the Oncology Care Model (OCM), the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) new program designed to reduce the cost of care while improving quality and patient outcomes. Sixteen practices in The US […]

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