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.
By Jennifer W. Pegher, MA
The past year was filled with significant accomplishments for AACI. In 2019 AACI grew its membership, established a Conflict of Interest Task Force, awarded patient advocate scholarships for its annual Hill Day, hosted its first CAR T therapy symposium, and continued to engage members through innovative programming.
The year was also personally significant: 2019 marked my first full year as the association’s executive director. As we embark on a new decade, I am honored to be leading AACI at a pivotal moment, both for the association and for the greater cancer research community.
Bridging the Cost Chasm: Empowering Clinical Trials Offices to Negotiate With Industry Partners
By Aleksandar Zafirovski, MBA
Artificial Intelligence, Workforce Training, Patient Advocacy & More: Reflections on the 2019 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting
By Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD
Less Paper, Better Trials: Recommendations for Implementing an Electronic Regulatory Document Management System
By the AACI Regulatory File Management Working Group
A Future Without HPV-Related Cancers is Within Reach: Eliminating Cervical Cancer is the First Step
By Anna R. Giuliano, PhD
Simplifying Clinical Trials: Using Technology to Improve Operations
By the AACI Shared Investigator Platform (SIP) Task Force
Disclose and Manage: Recommendations From the AACI Conflict of Interest Task Force
By Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, and Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD
Inventing the Future of Oncology Nursing
By Laura Fennimore, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Ensuring Patient Access to CAR T Therapy: AACI Responds to CMS Medicare Coverage Proposal
By Richard Bondi and Clint Divine
A Revolution in Cancer Care: AACI's New Initiative Will Establish Best Practices in CAR T Therapy
By Joseph McGuirk, DO
A Legislation Library to Benefit AACI Cancer Centers
By Roy A. Jensen, MD
Zip Code vs. Genetic Code: Breaking Down Cancer Disparities in Philadelphia
By Karen E. Knudsen, PhD
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
SF CAN: A City Working Together to Fight Cancer
By Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS
Integrating Clinical Research into Clinical Care
By Martha Mims, MD, PHD & Sarah McNees, PHD