Toolkit

Tumor Site Centers of Excellence Toolkit

    Overview

    At the 2015-2016 national meeting, we focused on breast, lung, colorectal, and gynecologic cancer programs. Here, you'll find all the related resources.

    Use the suite of downloadable tools and resources below to use in conjunction with our Tumor Site Centers of Excellence study.

    Breast cancer

    High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for high-dose rate brachytherapy to guide your investment decisions.

    Low-Dose Rate Brachytherapy Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for low-dose rate brachytherapy to guide your investment decisions.

    Breast Program Resource Grid

    The breast program resource grid outlines requirements for developing a breast cancer program by the key clinical, operational, and support services necessary to drive performance across the care continuum.

    Breast MRI Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for breast MRI to guide your investment decisions.

    CR Mammography Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for CR mammography to guide your investment decisions.

    Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for digital breast tomosynthesis to guide your investment decisions.

    Full-Field Digital Mammography Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for full-field digital mammography to guide your investment decisions.

    Automated Breast Ultrasound Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for automated breast ultrasound to guide your investment decisions.

    Breast MRI CAD Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for breast MRI CAD to guide your investment decisions.

    Mammography CAD Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for mammography CAD to guide your investment decisions.

    Molecular Breast Imaging Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for molecular breast imaging to guide your investment decisions.

    Positron Emission Mammography Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for positron emission mammography to guide your investment decisions.

    Sonoelastography Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for sonoelastography to guide your investment decisions.


    Colorectal cancer

    Colorectal Cancer Screening Employer Outreach

    Find materials used by the Mitchell Cancer Institute at the University of South Alabama to develop a colorectal cancer screening program in partnership with a local employer. Items include a introductory letter to employees, screening results and intake forms, and a fact sheet.

    Nutrition Assessments

    Evaluate the nutritional status of your patients using these three tools, including a malnutrition screening tool, an outpatient oncology screening tool, and a combination assessment and solution worksheet.

    Colorectal Program Resource Grid

    The colorectal program resource grid outlines requirements for developing a colorectal cancer program by the key clinical, operational, and support services necessary to drive performance across the care continuum.


    Gynecologic cancer

    Gynecologic Oncology Program Resource Grid

    The gynecologic oncology program resource grid outlines requirements for developing a gynecologic oncology program by the key clinical, operational, and support services necessary to drive performance across the care continuum.

    Tools to Determine Candidacy for BRCA Testing for Women at Risk for Ovarian Cancer

    Use these tools to determine whether patients with a family history of ovarian cancer are candidates for BRCA testing.


    Lung cancer

    2015 Lung Cancer Screening Quick Poll Results Report

    This report provides the results from the 2015 Oncology Roundtable Lung Cancer Screening Quick Poll.

    Staffing Considerations for On-Site Pathology Evaluations

    Guidance about how to involve cytopathology specialists in diagnostic procedures, including staffing and training considerations.

    Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) to guide your investment decisions.

    Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) to guide your investment decisions.

    Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to guide your investment decisions.

    Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Technology Assessment

    Use this overview of clinical, financial, operational, and strategic considerations for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to guide your investment decisions.

    ProvenCare® Lung Cancer Evidence Elements

    Use these 38 evidence-based clinical practices as a reference for improving lung cancer surgical care.

    ProvenCare® Lung Cancer Patient Compact

    Use this patient contract to inform patients about their role in their care and how they can call upon their care team for support

    Lung Program Resource Grid

    The lung program resource grid outlines requirements for developing a lung cancer program by the key clinical, operational, and support services necessary to drive performance across the care continuum.

    Featured: Resources from City of Hope

    Recently, City of Hope National Medical Center developed a three-step process to expand palliative care for lung cancer patients:

    • A nurse assesses patient and caregiver quality of life using surveys and interviews, and completes a summary using a standardized one-page document
    • The nurse presents the summary to a multidisciplinary committee, which prioritizes patient needs and develops next steps
    • The nurse provides tailored patient education and the appropriate care team members follow up with each patient

    Impressively, patients receiving the intervention had six months increased survival and saw decreased distress, increased quality of life, and fewer hospital admissions and urgent care visits. Keep reading to get key resources from the program.

    City of Hope Quality of Life Assessment Template

    Use this template from City of Hope National Medical Center to collect and summarize patient quality of life status across physical, psychological, social, and spiritual domains. The final page is a worksheet that can be used to summarize the patient assessment and multidisciplinary support care recommendations.

    City of Hope Palliative Care Education Materials for Lung Cancer Patients

    This handbook contains educational information, action steps, and additional resources for lung cancer patients to improve their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being.

    City of Hope Palliative Care Education Materials for Family Caregivers of Lung Cancer Patients

    This handbook contains educational information, action steps, and additional resources for family caregivers to improve their own physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being and assist with the well-being of their loved one.

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