Table 2

Examples of cancer immunotherapy-related measures in professional society sets

Direct quality measure examplesIndirect quality measure examples
  • PET or PET-CT ordered by the practice between 0 and 12 months after treatment with curative intent for patients with colon cancer (lower score is better)56

  • Hepatitis B virus infection test (HBsAg) and hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) test within 3 months prior to initiation of obinutuzumab, ofatumumab, or rituximab for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma57

  • Staging documented within 1 month of first office visit58

  • Molecular testing for patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with adenocarcinoma histology38 43 59 60

  • At least 10 regional lymph nodes are removed and pathologically examined for AJCC stage IA, IB, IIA, and IIB resected NSCLC61

  • AJCC, American Joint Committee on Cancer; PET, positron emission tomography.