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Improving Cancer Care – New IOM Report Sept. 10

In the United States, approximately 14 million people have been diagnosed with cancer and more than 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year. By 2022, it is projected that there will be 18 million cancer survivors in the U.S., and by 2030, cancer incidence is expected to rise to 2.3 million.  Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis, a new report by the Institute of Medicine that updates the 1999 IOM report Ensuring Quality Cancer Care, examines opportunities and challenges in delivering high-quality cancer care and provides recommendations for its improvement. 

The report will be released in conjunction with a public webinar starting at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 10.  Members of the committee that wrote the report will discuss the group's findings and conclusions and answer questions.  Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only starting at noon EDT Monday, Sept. 9.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Sept. 10.  To receive log-in information for the webinar, obtain an embargoed copy of the report, and arrange interviews with members of the authoring committee, contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.  More information on the study is available at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Quality/QualityCancerCareAging.aspx.