Physicians in The US Oncology Network - Pioneering the latest evidence-based care

Physicians in The US Oncology Network are recognized leaders in their fields, known for their innovation and commitment to delivering the highest quality, evidence-based care. Level I Pathways, created by physicians in The US Oncology Network, were selected by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to be integrated with NCCN guidelines, forming Value Pathways powered by NCCN.

Value Pathways Powered by NCCN combine NCCN Guidelines - the most comprehensive and frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine - with the pathways development process pioneered by The US Oncology Network's Level I Pathways Task Force, resulting in enhanced oncology pathways designed to strengthen standards in evidence-based, high-quality cancer care.

The History of Level I Pathways

In two separate studies published in the Journal of Oncology Practice, statistically significant reductions in treatment costs were noted for patients treated on-Pathway versus off-Pathway, with no observable difference in overall survival. In addition, studies have shown the use of pathways is associated with:
  • Shorter duration therapy
  • Lower frequency of chemotherapy related hospital admissions
  • Lower rate of chemotherapy infusion visits
  • Lower frequency of nonchemotherapy agents