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 the more than 2,500 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 Coordinator
412-647-0504


March 2020

COVID-19 
What AACI Cancer Centers Are Doing to Mitigate Risks

By AACI Staff

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on Wednesday, March 11; two days later, President Donald Trump proclaimed a national emergency in the United States. AACI members have been taking measures to limit exposure to the coronavirus in order to protect cancer patients, their families, and the community at large from infection with COVID-19. 

The following AACI Commentary provides an overview of members’ current COVID-19 activities, although it may not fully reflect the efforts of AACI’s 100 members. For real-time updates, AACI is launching a platform for members to discuss how they are addressing this evolving public health crisis.  

Read the March 2020 Commentary.

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