[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 212 (Friday, November 1, 2013)]
[Page 65675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26020]



National Institutes of Health

Proposed Collection; 60-Day Comment Request; Multidisciplinary 
Treatment Planning (MTP) Within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
Community Cancer Centers Program

    Summary: In compliance with the requirement of Section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity 
for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National 
Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), will 
publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
    Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) 
Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including the 
use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
    To Submit Comments and For Further Information: To obtain a copy of 
the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, 
or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Irene 
Prabhu Das, Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences, National 
Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 3E-518, Rockville, MD 
20850-9704 or call non-toll-free number 240-276-6799 or Email your 
request, including your address to: [email protected]. Formal 
requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in 
    Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection 
are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days 
of the date of this publication.
    Proposed Collection: Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning (MTP) 
within the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCI), 0925--NEW, 
National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Need and Use of Information Collection: The aim of this data 
collection is to characterize how NCI Community Cancer Centers Program 
(NCCCP) hospitals define, structure, and implement multidisciplinary 
treatment planning (MTP), which initiates a coordinated approach to 
multidisciplinary care. The web-based, organizational survey will 
gather data on sites' definitions and terms for multidisciplinary 
treatment planning, composition of provider teams, meeting process, and 
patient involvement in the process. Information collected from NCCCP 
hospitals will add to the knowledge being generated and provide the 
foundation for research on multidisciplinary care in cancer. A total of 
21 hospitals participating in the NCCCP through June 2014 will be 
requested to complete the survey.
    OMB approval is requested for 1 year. There are no costs to 
respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized 
burden hours are 22.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
                                                                            Number of     Average       Total
                                                               Number of    responses    burden per     annual
              Form name                Types of respondents   respondents      per        response      burden
                                                                            respondent   (in hours)     hours
Survey..............................  Private Sector: Not              21            1            1           21
                                       for Profit NCI
                                       Community Cancer
                                       Center Program
Telephone Reminder..................  ......................           21            1         2/60            1

    Dated: October 24, 2013.
Vivian Horovitch-Kelley,
NCI Project Clearance Liaison, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-26020 Filed 10-31-13; 8:45 am]