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  • In the Journals - September 2014

    27 Aug 2014 01:25 PM

    Don’t Miss JCO’s Rapid Communications Articles The Journal of Clinical Oncology’s (JCO) Rapid Communications articles are selected by JCO editors who believe that the findings will have an immediate impact on clinical practice. Because the content is deemed so important, Rapid Communications articles are moved as quickly as possible through the production process and are published online within four to six weeks of formal acceptance to... Read more

  • “Find a Cancer Doctor” Database Now GPS-Enabled

    26 Aug 2014 01:50 PM

    Cancer.Net’s popular “Find a Cancer Doctor” database is now GPS-enabled. This updated feature helps patients locate physicians and other health professionals from the Society who have agreed to share their information. The “Find a Cancer Doctor” database allows patients to search by an institution’s name or a specific physician’s name, as well as by oncology specialty. This database is an easy way to aggregate a list of health care providers... Read more

  • Updated Booklet Helps Patients Transition to Survivorship

    26 Aug 2014 01:47 PM

    ASCO’s popular booklet on cancer survivorship was recently updated and now joins the ASCO Answers collection of patient materials. ASCO Answers materials combine oncologist-approved information, a conversational tone, and a reassuring look and feel to give patients and their caregivers the tools and resources they need to become active participants in their cancer care. ASCO Answers: Cancer Survivorship contains trusted information... Read more

  • Cancer.Net Reveals New Look for Website

    26 Aug 2014 01:44 PM

    Cancer.Net recently revealed a new design and an easier way to navigate the award-winning website. Based on extensive testing, Cancer.Net refreshed its look and feel to improve each user’s experience. The latest changes keep Cancer.Net up to date with the newest trends in web design, offering a useful and clean look to help users quickly find the information they need. The website provides the same expert-approved information Cancer.Net... Read more

  • QOPI Approved as Pathway to Meet CMS Quality Reporting Requirements

    26 Aug 2014 01:39 PM

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) as a pathway for oncologists to meet the agency’s quality reporting requirements. ASCO collaborated with several other specialty medical societies to achieve bipartisan support for a provision in the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 that allows clinical data registries approved by the U.S. Department of Health and... Read more

  • New Online Affordable Care Act Resource Center

    26 Aug 2014 01:37 PM

    ASCO recently launched an online resource center to help oncologists understand the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). As a result of the provisions of the ACA, most U.S. citizens and legal residents are now required to have health insurance or face penalties. In addition to implementing new practice requirements under the law, oncology practices are treating considerably more patients with these... Read more

  • ASCO Launches Palliative Care Resource Center

    26 Aug 2014 01:36 PM

    ASCO has launched a palliative care resource center to provide a central location for a range of reference materials for physicians and patients. ASCO’s resource center houses a comprehensive library of tools and information that will facilitate the integration of palliative care into existing health care systems worldwide. Resource center features include information on past and upcoming meetings and courses; guidelines, tools,... Read more

  • CCF Former Grant Recipients Present Research Advances at 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting

    25 Aug 2014 06:55 PM

    More than 200 current and former Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) grant recipients presented their research at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago this past June. Three of the studies led by CCF past grant recipients included important findings in the fields of lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and melanoma and were selected for the high honor of being included in the official ASCO Annual Meeting press program:   Pasi A. Jänne,... Read more

  • September Is Conquer Cancer Foundation Challenge Month

    25 Aug 2014 06:47 PM

    All donations will be matched 2-to-1 by Raj Mantena, RPh    Conquer Cancer Foundation Board MemberRaj Mantena, RPh, with Gayatri Nimmagadda,MD, at the 2014 Conquer Cancer FoundationCelebration Dinner. Mr. Mantena will match allindividual donations to the Foundation 2-to-1during the month of SeptemberAt this year’s Annual Meeting, in honor of ASCO’s 50th anniversary, Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) Board Member Raj Mantena,... Read more

  • ASCO University’s Tumor Boards Offer Case-Based Learning Opportunities on Diverse Cancer Topics

    25 Aug 2014 06:36 PM

    In 2009, ASCO University® established ASCO Tumor Boards—evidence-based, monthly, multidisciplinary presentations that explore cancer treatment issues through the context of a patient case. Over time, this popular series has grown into a large and diverse portfolio of resources that covers all the major tumor types. Free resource for all The Tumor Boards are a free resource, available to anyone who creates an ASCO.org account. Tumor... Read more