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  • The Society’s Mission to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

    23 Jun 2014 06:28 PM

              Health Disparities: A Global ProblemAlthough policy solutions to health disparities are by nature specific to the country in which they are implemented, cancer health disparities are an issue of global concern. The worldwide burden of cancer continues to grow: the World Health Organization projects a 70% increase in new cancer cases and 17 million annual deaths from cancer by 2030, with... Read more

  • 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting: Scientific Program Preview and Meeting Resources

    22 Apr 2014 12:46 PM

    By Virginia Anderson, Senior Writer/Editor  Every year, oncology professionals, patients, patient advocates, industry representatives, and major media outlets worldwide await the science presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting. This much anticipated “Super Bowl” of oncology science represents the best that the field has to offer, as well as an unparalleled opportunity for networking as oncology’s top minds come together from around the globe... Read more

  • Chicago Events: May 30-June 3

    31 Mar 2014 06:09 PM

    In addition to its many fine restaurants, museums, shopping locations, and sights, Chicago offers numerous options for entertainment. A sampling is outlined below. Visit choosechicago.com/asco to find more events and city information as the Annual Meeting approaches. During the Meeting, visit the Chicago Information and Restaurant Reservations desks in Concierge Services for assistance with your entertainment plans. SPORTS Chicago Cubs vs. New... Read more

  • Science and Society: The 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting Preview and Education Program Highlights

    25 Feb 2014 10:37 AM

    By Virginia Anderson, Senior Writer/Editor      CONNECT WITH COLLEAGUES:NETWORKING AT THE ANNUALMEETING       The ASCO Annual Meeting offers unparalleled opportunities for face-to-face networking with colleagues and potential collaborators.For informal networking and conversations, use any of the round tables throughout McCormick... Read more

  • ASCO Leaders Discuss What’s Next for the Society and for Oncology

    19 Dec 2013 04:23 PM

    While the 50th anniversary provides a great backdrop to reflect on the many member-led accomplishments of the organization, ASCO has never been one to rest on its laurels. Under the direction of its member volunteers, the Society is always looking ahead with the goal of continually improving care and outcomes for patients.  “The critical goal for ASCO moving forward is thinking carefully about where we need to be to best serve patients and... Read more

  • ASCO Celebrates 50 Years of Advancing Progress Against Cancer

    18 Dec 2013 06:26 PM

    The Society experiences evolutionary growth since its founding in 1964On April 9, 1964, seven physicians—Drs. Fred J. Ansfield, Harry F. Bisel, Herman H. Freckman, Arnoldus Goudsmit, Robert W. Talley, William Wilson, and Jane C. Wright—assembled for lunch in a small meeting room in the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. They shared a single purpose to improve the care of people with cancer.At... Read more

  • Oncology without Borders; ASCO International’s new and expanded programs reach caregivers, patients worldwide

    28 Oct 2013 06:43 PM

       In 2013, ASCO Internationalsupported 60 educational opportunities for oncologistsaround the world, including 36 courses and symposia, and 24 Best of ASCO meetings. Visit asco.org/international and boa.asco.org for additional information about upcoming and past meetings. The word “American” may be the first word in ASCO, but the... Read more

  • Do You Know ASCO’s iQ? The Society’s New Institute for Quality (iQ) Is Poised to Revolutionize Oncology Standards & Resources

    23 Aug 2013 08:06 PM

    Quality experts discuss what’s new, what’s evolving, and how ASCO’s resources can help practices and patients    ASCO has been active in the field of quality measurement and quality improvement in cancer care for more than 10 years, following the creation of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) in 2002. In 2012, in consideration of the significant resources and volunteer team now dedicated to quality care... Read more