The aim of the Engaging Multidisciplinary Teams to Improve Patient Outcomes With NSCLC using Educational Resources (EMPOWER) initiative is to determine optimal methods to evaluate and treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using assessment of the molecular biology of the tumor.
To achieve this goal, the following project objectives and assessments were developed:
1. Identify barriers in community-based systems for collecting proper tissue samples and performing assays for biomarkers
2. Conduct team-based train-the-trainer programs using evidence-based education and assessment tools that serve as change agents for community-based systems and larger networks
3. Provide operational and educational support to multidisciplinary teams working collaboratively in the evaluation and management of patients with NSCLC within these systems