Committee Connection
  • Illumination & Innovation Transforming Data into Learning: 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting Preview and Education Program Highlights

    26 Feb 2015 11:53 AM

    Join us May 29-June 2 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois     Annual Meeting Website:   By Virginia Anderson, Publications SpecialistEach year, ASCO brings together oncology professionals from around the world to share, discuss, and debate the exciting and practicechanging advances in the field. At the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting, join the most innovative thinkers in oncology and reaffirm your... Read more

  • Focus on Geriatric Oncology: ASCO Prepares for an Aging Nation

    23 Dec 2014 02:18 PM

    By Shira Klapper, Senior WriterThe United States—and much of the world—is experiencing unprecedented demographic shifts in the population of older people, defined as people age 65 and over. In 2012, the population of older people in the United States reached the never before- seen heights of 43.1 million, a number that will more than double, to 83.7 million, by 2050. In terms of percentages, in 2012, 13.7% of people in the United States... Read more

  • From Patient to Survivor: ASCO Programs and Resources for Cancer Survivorship Continue to Grow

    28 Oct 2014 06:09 PM

    A multifaceted approach seeks to ensure survivors continue to receive the highest quality care following treatmentBy Virginia Anderson, Senior WriterThanks to decades of productive clinical research, the development of highly effective therapeutic options, and improved screening and prevention methods—as well as the skills and dedication of oncology professionals— more people than ever are surviving their cancer diagnosis. According to... Read more

  • Cancer Care Faces a Growing Crisis: Obesity

    27 Aug 2014 06:26 PM

    Oncologists must begin to play a larger role in addressing overweight and obesityBy Leah Lawrence, Contributing WriterIf asked, most people would know that tobacco and smoking are associated with a higher risk for cancer. The same may not be true for obesity and cancer. As rates of overweight and obesity continue to increase in the United States, research is revealing its link to an increased risk for many of the most common cancer types and to... Read more

  • 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 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