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Renal Cell Carcinoma: Understanding Professional Practice Gaps and Educational Needs Among Medical Oncologists in the United States
Annenberg Center for Health Science
Approved: December 2012
Grant Period: January 2013 – August 2013
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, Clinical Care Options (CCO), and AXDEV Group Inc. will strategically work together to perform
- an in-depth exploratory qualitative assessment of attitudinal, motivational, interprofessional and contextual issues and barriers to the optimal treatment and management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in academic and community cancer centers across the United States, including the Lucy Curci Cancer Center, and
- an in-depth confirmatory quantitative assessment to validate and expand upon gaps/barriers identified in the qualitative assessment and to assess tumor/treatment/regimen specific gaps. This study will contribute to widen the understanding of the various factors that are affecting clinical reasoning among medical oncologists, beyond the evidence-based clinical processes, in order to better inform the design and deployment of future continuing medical education activities.