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Peer experts share best practices

The Upstate Cancer Center

The Upstate Cancer Center

The Upstate Cancer Center has joined the Association of American Cancer Institutes, an organization dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer by enhancing the impact of North America‘s leading academic cancer centers.

The association, based in Pittsburgh, is made up of National Cancer Institute-designated centers and academic-based cancer research programs that receive NCI support.

“Membership in this organization is another distinguishing feature of the Upstate Cancer Center, as it recognizes our expertise in various areas, from our faculty to our research to our patient care,” said Interim Director Jeffrey Bogart, MD, professor and chair of the department of radiation oncology.

A key element of the association‘s mission is to assist the centers in keeping pace with the changing landscape in science, technology and health care. This is done by gathering and sharing best practices among cancer centers and providing a forum for members to address common challenges. The association also educates policymakers about the important role cancer centers play in advancing cancer discovery.

Cancer Care magazine cover for winter 2018 issueThis article appears in the winter 2018 issue of Cancer Care magazine.