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 during the 2017 Value in Cancer Care Summit.

Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

HICOR's Value in Cancer Care (VCC) Initiative engages oncology providers, patient partners, payers, health system representatives, and researchers to improve the value and efficiency of cancer care delivery in Washington state. These community members contribute to HICOR's translational research, performance reporting and data science initiatives through the VCC Working Groups and the annual VCC Summit.

The VCC Working Groups convene over teleconference on a quarterly basis 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.


Save the date

May 13, 2019

6th Annual HICOR Value in Cancer Care Summit

Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle

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