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Oncology

Improving Knowledge and Overcoming Barriers to Optimal Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

City of Hope

Approved: June 2013

Grant Period: July 2013 – July 2015

Proposal

Improving Knowledge and Overcoming Barriers to Optimal Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

The two main objectives of this initiative are to:

  • Increase physician adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), dosing recommendations for metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients treated in the community
  • As optimal dosing can significantly impact patient outcomes, oncologists and urologists’ lack of knowledge regarding recommended guidelines on dosing may reduce treatment efficacy
  • Introduction of newer, more efficacious and well-tolerated therapies will enable community oncologists to manage various cancer patient at the local level, thereby decreasing the number of unnecessary referrals
  • Improve access and visibility of clinical trials for metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients in the community
  • As advancements in oncology research continue to unfold, the role of clinical trials will remain a significant part of patient management
  • Lack of awareness by clinicians regarding available clinical trial enrollment opportunities may limit patients’ access to all available treatment options