TACOMA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A number of progressive, independent community oncology practices located throughout the nation have formed a professional alliance, the Quality Cancer Care Alliance (QCCA), to improve the treatment of cancer patients and to bring a broad range of clinical trials to their communities. One of the founding physicians of QCCA, Sibel Blau, MD of Northwest Medical Specialties said, “Patients deserve our best efforts to bring high quality, high value oncology care and clinical research to them in their hometowns.”
As the group’s name indicates, these oncology practices are focused on providing the highest quality care to patients in their respective communities. QCCA plans to achieve its objectives by:
- sharing best practices for process and treatment improvement,
- collaborating to create innovative approaches to improve patient care,
- adhering to value-based cancer care guidelines, and
- providing patients local access to transformative clinical trial designs.
QCCA will offer clinical trials based on personalized tumor signatures that are expected to change the treatment paradigm by allowing physicians to choose novel targeted therapies and clinical trials based on the individual profile of the patient’s disease. The goal is to help physicians quickly identify the optimal treatments for specific disease processes. The ability to share real-time information about the best treatments and clinical trials among the practices allows patients in community settings to benefit from the very latest knowledge.
“One of the core tenets of QCCA is inclusivity,” said founding member Ray Page, D.O., Ph.D., of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Fort Worth, TX. “The group plans to work with many stakeholders in the cancer community that share the vision of improving clinical outcomes and the cancer care delivery system.” QCCA plans to add other like-minded community practices to its membership.
Members of QCCA include a number of the nation’s progressive oncology and hematology practices: Northwest Medical Specialties, Tacoma and Puyallup, WA; The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Ft. Worth, TX; Eastern Connecticut Hematology Oncology, Norwich, CT; Gettysburg Cancer Center, Gettysburg, PA; Highlands Oncology Group, Fayetteville, AR; and Virginia Cancer Institute, Richmond, VA.
About Quality Cancer Care Alliance:
QCCA is a consortium of independent community oncology practices committed to leveraging their combined knowledge and experience to collectively improve clinical outcomes and the cancer care delivery system. QCCA member practices are located throughout the United States.