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Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACS American Cancer Society

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology

CIS Cancer Information Service

DCTD Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis

HCFA Health Care Financing Administration

HELP Hospitalized Elderly Longitudinal Project

HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

IOM Institute of Medicine

JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

MDS Minimum Data Set

MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network

NCI National Cancer Institute

NCPB National Cancer Policy Board

NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases



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Page 63 Acronyms and Abbreviations ACS American Cancer Society AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology CIS Cancer Information Service DCTD Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HELP Hospitalized Elderly Longitudinal Project HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration IOM Institute of Medicine JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations MDS Minimum Data Set MedPAC Medicare Payment Advisory Commission NCCN National Comprehensive Cancer Network NCI National Cancer Institute NCPB National Cancer Policy Board NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Page 64 NIH National Institutes of Health NINR National Institute of Nursing Research NMFBS National Mortality Followback Survey PCP President's Cancer Panel PDIA Project on Death in America PDQ Physician Data Query RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program SUPPORT Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment VA Department of Veterans Affairs WHO World Health Organization