AACI Commentary

About Our Editorial Series

Exploring Topics of Interest to AACI Cancer Centers

To promote the work of its member centers, AACI publishes Commentary, an editorial series focusing on major issues of common interest to North American cancer centers. 

Each AACI Commentary is written by a cancer center leader or subject matter expert and distributed by email to nearly 3,000 readers of the AACI Update newsletter. 

The publication is designed to cover a specific topic in 750-1,000 words. Recommendations for topics and authors are encouraged. 


Please submit suggestions to: 

Chris Zurawsky
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
412-802-6775

Emily Stimmel
Communications and External Relations Manager
412-647-0504


January 2021

Sustaining the Use of Telemedicine in Post-Pandemic Cancer Care

By Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD; Cheryl L. Willman, MD; and Robert A. Winn, MD

The rapid shift to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic has had immediate benefits, including reduced risk of exposure to the virus in clinical settings and the removal of transportation barriers for patients and their caregivers.

Telemedicine encompasses telehealth visits conducted through phone or video, remote patient monitoring and engagement in cancer clinical interventions and clinical trials, and home-based care visits. Telehealth visits are among the most effective ways to facilitate cancer screening and care throughout the pandemic.

Since these tools will remain an integral component of cancer care in the future, understanding their impact on access, improved cancer care delivery, health equity, and outcomes is essential. It is equally important to address the impact of reimbursement issues on the viability of telemedicine.

Read the January 2021 Commentary.

Sustaining the Use of Telemedicine in Post-Pandemic Cancer Care
By Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD; Cheryl L. Willman, MD; and Robert A. Winn, MD
January 2021

Zip Code vs. Genetic Code: Breaking Down Cancer Disparities in Philadelphia
By Karen E. Knudsen, PhD
October 2017

Satisfaction with Oncology Quality and Clinical Operations: A survey from the AACI Physician Clinical Leadership Initiative (PCLI)
By Morgan Dodson, Michael Neuss, Laura Hutchins, Richard Lauer, John Sweetenham, Nathan Levitan, Martha Mims, Mohammed Milhem, Craig Bunnell, Dan Mulkerin, Randall F. Holcombe
Fall 2017

SF CAN: A City Working Together to Fight Cancer 
By Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS
Summer 2017

Integrating Clinical Research into Clinical Care
By Martha Mims, MD, PHD & Sarah McNees, PHD
Spring 2017