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  • Nominate a Colleague for ASCO Special Awards

    22 Jul 2014 10:37 AM

    ASCO presents Special Awards to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to ASCO, the practice of clinical oncology, people with cancer, or activities that impact public awareness about cancer, its causes, cures, or treatment. All ASCO members are encouraged to take a moment and nominate individuals for the 2015 Special Awards.  The awards are as follows: American Cancer Society Award and Lecture B.J. Kennedy Award... Read more

  • Manage Disclosures with Convenient Online Tool

    23 Jun 2014 07:35 PM

    ASCO’s commitment to balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its activities has been reflected in its responsible management of financial interactions with for-profit health care companies that could create real or perceived conflicts of interest. To help members and the Society continue to manage these interactions appropriately, ASCO has updated its conflict of interest policy and launched a new web-based Conflict of... Read more

  • Recently Released Clinical Practice Guidelines

    23 Jun 2014 07:32 PM

    Visit asco.org/guidelines to read ASCO’s latest clinical guidance.Systemic Therapy for Patients with Advanced HER2-Positive Breast CancerRecommendations on Disease Management for Patients with Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer and Brain MetastasesPrevention and Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Survivors of Adult CancersScreening, Assessment, and Management of Fatigue... Read more

  • Athena Becomes First Health Network to Adopt ASCO’s Electronic Data Sharing Standard

    23 Jun 2014 07:31 PM

    Athena Breast Health Network has adopted ASCO’s Health Level Seven International (HL7®)–approved guide for sharing electronic data for breast cancer treatment. The guide was developed by ASCO and approved through HL7 to become a national data exchange standard. With the guide, Athena can utilize structured data capture tools for coordination of care, registry submission, and research. ASCO... Read more

  • ASCO Releases Physician Payment Model

    23 Jun 2014 07:28 PM

    ASCO has released “Consolidated Payments for Oncology Care: Payment Reform to Support Patient-Centered Care for Cancer,” a payment model proposal for medical oncology that aims to improve the quality of cancer care, reduce administrative costs for practices and payers, and help sustain patient access to community oncology care. ASCO has called on Congress and the Obama administration to... Read more

  • New “Exclusive Coverage” Series

    23 Jun 2014 07:11 PM

    A new series features interviews with authors of recent JCO and JOP Original ReportsJCO and JOP Exclusive Coverage articles provide quick insight and additional author perspectives on select studies recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Journal of Oncology Practice. Based on interviews conducted with the lead or corresponding researchers behind Original Reports, Exclusive Coverage... Read more

  • Highlights from Past JCO Issues

    23 Jun 2014 06:50 PM

    Don’t miss these noteworthy articles from the April 10 issue of JCO:Role of Radiotherapy to Bulky Disease in Elderly Patients with Aggressive B-Cell LymphomaCirculating Tumor Cell Counts Are Prognostic of Overall Survival in SWOG S0421: A Phase III Trial of Docetaxel with or without Atrasentan for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate CancerTo Treat or Not to Treat, That Is the Question: The Role of Bone-Targeted Therapy in... Read more

  • JCO Welcomes New Associate Editor

    23 Jun 2014 06:48 PM

       In April, the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) welcomed Tony S. K. Mok, MD, to its editorial roster as an Associate Editor specializing in lung cancer. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Clinical Oncology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition to his duties for JCO, he serves on the international editorial board of the ASCO Post and is President of... Read more

  • JOP’s Quality in Action Series

    23 Jun 2014 06:44 PM

    The Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) is now seeking submissions of quality improvement reports for publication in a new, Medline-indexed, online series titled “Quality in Action.” The range of topics appropriate for these reports is broad and includes:Increasing efficiency in resource use (e.g., laboratory, chemotherapy chairs)Implementing tools to improve care coordination among multiple members of a care delivery... Read more

  • The Conquer Cancer Foundation Supports Vital Research

    20 Jun 2014 05:40 PM

    Follow-up interviews with promising researchers showcase CCF donation dollars at work Conquering Cancer with Jacquelyne Gaddy    Award winner Jacquelyne Gaddy at the 2013Grants and Awards Ceremony and Receptionwith Dr. W. Charles Penley.Among the many awards supported by the Conquer Cancer Foundation is the Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations (MSR), which provides eight- to 10-week clinical... Read more