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Jamie Ostroff: A call to action to improve the widespread adoption of smoking cessation guidelines in cancer care
Dec 3, 2023, 16:28

Jamie Ostroff: A call to action to improve the widespread adoption of smoking cessation guidelines in cancer care

Jamie Ostroff, Chief of Behavioral Sciences Service of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, shared on LinkedIn:

“I am pleased to share the recent publication of a paper examining the current practice patterns and organizational readiness for smoking assessment and treatment delivery among cancer care programs accredited by the Commission on Cancer or National Accredited Program for Breast Cancer (NAPBC).

Strong participation (762 accredited programs) in the Just ASK project demonstrates a robust commitment to addressing the clinical challenge of treating persistent smoking among cancer patients.

Although smoking assessment and cessation advice were widely reported as routinely conducted, the findings highlight multiple missed opportunities for improving smoking cessation assistance and the delivery of evidence-based tobacco treatment in cancer care settings.

Results reported from the baseline survey represent the largest US national dataset describing the smoking assessment and treatment practice patterns, perceived barriers, and implementation strategies in clinical oncology settings.

The findings have strong implications for improving adherence to existing national guidelines for managing smoking cessation in clinical care. These findings support a call to action to improve the widespread adoption of smoking cessation guidelines in cancer care.”

For the article click here.
Source: Jamie Ostroff/LinkedIn