Value in Cancer Care

Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research

Value in Cancer Care

Carla Tardif, CEO of national nonprofit Family Reach, speaks to the devastating burden of cancer on patients, caregivers and families alongside panelists (left to right) Ted Conklin, Barry Straube and Jeffery Ward.

Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service


The Value in Cancer Care (VCC) Network is a consortium of oncology providers, patients and patient advocates, payers and health system representatives committed to improving the value and efficiency of cancer care delivery in Washington State. These community members engage in HICOR's translational research, quality reporting and data science initiatives through the VCC Working Groups and the annual VCC Summit.

The VCC Working Groups convene over teleconference to guide HICOR's development and implementation of interventions designed to address critical gaps in cancer care in three priority areas: 

1) End of Life Care / Goals of Care Discussions       

2) Advanced Imaging and Testing in Breast Cancer Surveillance and Survivorship

3) Hospitalization and Emergency Department Use during Cancer Treatment

The annual Value in Cancer Care Summit is a full-day conference for patients, providers, clinic administrators and staff, health system representatives, nonprofit leaders, payers, researchers, academics, and industry/pharmaceutical representatives to collaborate on ways to achieve value in cancer care by increasing quality and reducing costs.

Value in Cancer Care Summit

Review key summaries from our April 2017 Summit.


If you are interested in joining a working group or partnering as a health system on a regional pilot, please email valuesummit@fredhutch.org or submit your questions or comments to us via our form.