publication date: May. 10, 2019

Conversation with The Cancer Letter

Georgetown’s Weiner and Hackensack’s Pecora tell us how they created a consortium spanning 233 miles

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Louis M. Weiner

Director, Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center and
MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute

Francis L. and Charlotte G. Gragnani Chair in oncology

 

Andrew L. Pecora

Andrew L. Pecora

President of Physician Enterprise

Chief innovations officer at Hackensack Meridian Health

Professor of medicine and oncology at Georgetown

 

Georgetown’s Louis M. Weiner and Hackensack’s Andrew L. Pecora started to discuss forming a consortium in 2011, roughly at the time when it became clear that conferencing and data transfer technologies were making it possible for cancer centers located hundreds of miles apart to operate in a coordinated manner.

Talk led to action, and Weiner and Pecora say that their academic operations have been functioning as a single unit over the past four years. The consortium’s catchment area now includes the District of Columbia, five counties that surround it—as well as Bergen County, NJ.

How did they do it?

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