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      Bringing Greater Transparency to Cancer Care in California in Sacramento

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      October 30, 2013

      Wednesday  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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      Bringing Greater Transparency to Cancer Care in California

      Last year, approximately 140,000 Californians were diagnosed with cancer — nearly 16 per hour. Yet limited information about the quality of cancer care hinders the ability of patients, providers, and payers to make informed decisions, as well as improvements in care.

      CHCF announces a Sacramento briefing that will review the state of information about cancer care quality in California, and propose possible paths to improve the status quo.

      The session will include:

      • A summary of key findings from the new Institute of Medicine report, Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis
      • Discussion of the potential role that the California Cancer Registry could play in developing better information about cancer care quality
      • Patients' perspectives about how they search for information on where to get care, challenges faced in their searches, and what information they would like before making decisions


      • Susan Foley, cancer survivor and patient advocate
      • Patricia Ganz, MD, professor of medicine, UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine; professor of health policy and management, UCLA's Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health; and director of cancer prevention and control research, UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
      • Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD, professor and chair, UCSF's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; associate director of population sciences, UCSF's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
      • Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA, president & CEO, California HealthCare Foundation
      • Roni Zeiger, MD, CEO, Smart Patients

      If you cannot attend this briefing, it will be videotaped and available on the California HealthCare Foundation's website a few days after the event.

      For details on this Sacramento briefing and past events, visit

      Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees.

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      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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