ACCC Releases 2023 Impact Report

Press Release

The organization championed equitable access to care, workforce support, and advanced clinical research.

Rockville, MD – The Association of Cancer Care Centers (ACCC) today announced the release of its 2023 Impact Report. The report reveals resources and tools created expressly for the oncology community over the past year, including the promotion of equitable access to care for underserved and marginalized patient populations, efforts to rebuild the oncology workforce, and a push to implement clinical trials as a standard of care for all patients.

Highlights from the 2023 Impact Report include:

  • (Re)building the Oncology Workforce: Development of a Workforce Development Curriculum for oncology programs and practices on important issues, such as workforce development strategies along the continuum, building an oncology workforce pipeline, developing competitive compensation and benefits packages, onboarding and establishing relationships with staff, and leadership development and training.
  • Recognizing and Fostering Innovation: ACCC recognized visionary and compelling ideas in oncology from ACCC cancer center members nationwide, awarding Innovator Awards to six cancer programs for novel ideas, from an initiative that uses technology to develop an express symptom management program to prevent ED visits, to a cancer center that created a model for embedding counseling in oncology and palliative care.
  • Providing Dynamic Education: ACCC developed and expanded dynamic resources for its members in multiple areas, including comprehensive cancer care services, cancer diagnostics, and hematologic malignancies, and through its Financial Advocacy Network, financial advocacy. ACCC also established the Oncology Practice Transformation and Integration Center.
  • Advancing Clinical Research Through Innovative Collaborations: Through the ACCC Community Oncology Research Institute, ACCC has engaged partners to help close the gap in equitable care delivery and establish clinical trials as a standard of care for all patients, regardless of where they are treated. 
  • Elevating our Advocacy Voice at the Federal Level: ACCC empowered cancer care professionals to better understand federal and state policies impacting the field of oncology and patients with cancer, and provided many opportunities to advocate at the federal, state, and local levels on issues important to the cancer care community and the patients they serve. In 2023, the organization took action on drug shortages, Medicare reimbursement and new reimbursement for patient navigation services, and the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Championing Equitable Access to Care: ACCC provided the White House with resources and tools for cancer prevention efforts for underserved and marginalized patient populations. ACCC President Olalekan Ajayi, PharmD, MBA, presented key priorities for oncology care in the US at the first National Cancer Plan Stakeholder meeting of the President’s Cancer Panel. The organization also created and advanced ACCC’s Rural Appalachian Lung Screening Initiative and the Appalachian Community Cancer Alliance.
  • Developing Resources for the Multidisciplinary Team: ACCC grew its educational resources, including the Oncology Issues learning journal, frequent ACCC blogs, and mobile video and audio Cancer Buzz podcast content. The organization also revealed the findings from its 15th annual Trending Now in Cancer Care Delivery survey, and hosted multiple summits and stakeholder gatherings across the country to bring together healthcare professionals to discuss pressing issues and identify actionable solutions. 
  • Engaging with ACCC and Your Colleagues: ACCC membership grew by 18%, with more than 6,000 new multidisciplinary practitioners joining the organization, marking its membership body for a total of over 40,000 members.

The full report is available here.


The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer care community. Founded in 1974, ACCC is a powerful network of 40,000+ multidisciplinary practitioners from 1,700 hospitals and practices nationwide. As advances in cancer screening and diagnosis, treatment options, and care delivery models continue to evolve - so has ACCC - adapting its resources to meet the changing needs of the entire oncology care team. For more information, visit Follow us on social media; read our blog, ACCCBuzz; tune in to our CANCER BUZZ podcast; and view our CANCER BUZZ TV channel.

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