Cancer Control Journal

This peer-reviewed journal contains articles on the spectrum of actions and approaches needed to reduce the impact of human malignancy.

October 2009



Measuring, Monitoring, and Improving the Quality of Cancer Care: The Momentum Is Building (PDF file: 48 KB)            
Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD


National Cancer Institute Partnerships in Quality-of-Care Research (PDF file: 160 KB) 
Steven B. Clauser, PhD

Creating a System for Performance Improvement in Cancer Care: Cancer Care Ontario’s Clinical Governance Framework (PDF file: 436 KB) 
Katya M. Duvalko, BA, MHSc, Michael Sherar, PhD, and Carol Sawka, MD, FRCPC

Quality of Care in Surgical Oncology(PDF file: 108 KB) 
Sierra R. Matula, MD, Cheryl Mercado, MPH, Clifford Y. Ko, MS, MSHS, MD, FACS, and James S. Tomlinson, MD, PhD

Evolution and Elements of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Measure Set (PDF file: 104 KB) 
Michael N. Neuss, MD, Joseph O. Jacobson, MD, Kristen K. McNiff, MPH, Pamela Kadlubek, MPH, Peter D. Eisenberg, MD, and Joseph V. Simone, MD

The Florida Initiative for Quality Cancer Care: A Regional Project to Measure and Improve Cancer Care (PDF file: 224 KB) 
Mokenge P. Malafa, MD, Michelle M. Corman, BA, David Shibata, MD, Erin M. Siegel, PhD, MPH, Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, and Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD

Initial Evaluation of Quality Indicators for Psychosocial Care of Adults With Cancer (PDF file: 304 KB)
Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD, David Shibata, MD, Erin M. Siegel, PhD, MPH, Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, Carlos A. Alemany, MD, Richard Brown, MD, Thomas H. Cartwright, MD, Richard M. Levine, MD, Jesusa Corazon R. Smith, MD, Guillermo Abesada-Terk, Jr, MD,
and Mokenge P. Malafa, MD

Quality-of-Care Indicators for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer (PDF file: 108 KB) 
Tawee Tanvetyanon, MD


Special Report

The Paradox of Equipoise: The Principle That Drives and Limits Discoveries in Clinical Research (PDF file: 140 KB) 
Benjamin Djulbegovic, MD, PhD

Book Reviews (PDF file: 44 KB) 

Ten Best Readings Relating to Quality of Cancer Care (PDF file: 48 KB) 
Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD

Index for Volume 16 (PDF file: 68 KB)

Peer Reviewers 2009 (PDF file: 36 KB) 



About the art in this issue:
Born in New Jersey, Anne Silber studied at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and has lived and worked in the Boston area since 1977. Her work has been shown in numerous one-person and group exhibitions around the United States and Europe, and her prints are included in many corporate and museum collections.

These works are limited-edition serigraphs, or silkscreen prints, handprinted by the artist using hand-cut lacquer film stencils. The inks are mixed with a large percentage of transparent base, allowing for the visual “blending” of overlaid tones, creating an effect like that of well-controlled watercolors.

Silber’s work emphasizes graphic qualities:  form, line, and especially color relationships. She enjoys working with colors in an almost musical sense, creating harmonies and occasional dissonance with the combination of tones. Many of her works also explore the possibilities of light and shadow, with shadows becoming as much an interesting and integral part of the composition as the objects casting them.  More information about her artwork is available at Telephone:  (617) 232-8344, or e-mail:

Cover: In Nice: 
Room With a View.
  Serigraph, © 1993.  Sheet size 30″ × 22″.

Table of Contents:
In Burgundy: Orange Roofs. Serigraph, © 1989. Sheet size 22″ × 28″.
In Burgundy: Misty Morning. Serigraph, © 1988. Sheet size 22″ × 28″.
On Oahu. Serigraph, © 1994. Sheet size 15″ × 22″.
In Westchester County. Serigraph, © 1997. Sheet size 11″ × 15″.
In France:  Loire Valley. Serigraph, © 1998. Sheet size 22″ × 30″.
Orange Lily (detail). Serigraph, © 2006. Sheet size 24″ × 38″.
Very Small Zebra (detail). Serigraph, © 1999. Sheet size 13″ × 20″.