Announcement

Novel Agent Granted Fast Track Designation for Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (10-23-2014)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to TAS-102, a novel agent currently under investigation for the treatment of refractory metastatic colorectal cancer. According... Continue Reading

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to AP26113 for ALK-Positive NSCLC (10-22-2014)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to an investigational agent AP26113 for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive metastatic non–small... Continue Reading

Adding Cediranib to Olaparib Markedly Improves Progression-Free Survival but Increases Toxicity in Recurrent Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer (10-21-2014)
The addition of the antiangiogenic agent cediranib to the PARP inhibitor olaparib in women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer improves time to cancer progression and survival. The results... Continue Reading

Anne Arundel Medical Center

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The DeCesaris Cancer Institute and AAMC Oncology and Hematology are now QOPI (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) Certified. This demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement.
The goals of the QOPI Certification Program are:

1. Promote the highest quality cancer care as defined by the clinician experts.
2. Provide a trusted solution to satisfy external demand for quality activities.
3. Reduce redundant programs or requirements for oncology practices, including health plan programs.