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  • Turn Your Quality Improvement Ideas into Realities with ASCO’s Quality Training Program

    19 Nov 2014 11:58 AM

    ASCO will offer the Quality Training Program in 2015, and more information about the program and application process is available from Practice or institution applications will be accepted through December 31.  Between October 2013 and March 2014, 15 interdisciplinary oncology teams from across the United States and Canada participated in the inaugural Quality Training Program—a comprehensive... Read more

  • Video Highlights from the Inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium

    04 Nov 2014 03:53 PM

    The inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, held in Boston, October 24-25, 2014, focused on the need to incorporate palliative care throughout the cancer continuum. The meeting was cosponsored by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). During... Read more

  • Navigating Challenges: Patient-Education Video Series for People Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

    28 Oct 2014 12:04 PM

    ASCO’s latest patient-education video series, Navigating Challenges: Perspectives from Survivors and Doctors, offers information for people newly diagnosed with cancer who are facing real-world barriers to high-quality cancer care. In the four videos, health care professionals and cancer survivors discuss specific challenges that many patients encounter. Your patients can find the following four videos at Talking... Read more

  • ASCO Information Guides on Affordable Care Act’s Clinical Trials Coverage Requirement

    28 Oct 2014 11:52 AM

    ASCO offers free educational materials on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) clinical trials coverage provision. The provision requires private insurers to cover routine patient costs associated with participation in approved clinical trials. In the absence of federal regulations, ASCO has developed informational guides to help educate health care providers and patients on the provision. Provider materials are available on ASCO’s Clinical Trials... Read more

  • Community Research Forum Offers Online Resources for Researchers

    28 Oct 2014 11:40 AM

    ASCO’s Community Research Forum (CRF) held its annual meeting September 28-29 at ASCO headquarters, in Alexandria, Virginia, where approximately 100 community-based researchers networked, discussed barriers, and shared effective practices. Breakout sessions focused on regulatory burdens, clinical trials coverage, consent form issues, and negotiating contracts. The CRF doesn’t just talk about problems, but comes up with tools that help solve... Read more

  • 21st Century Cures: ASCO Supports Congressional Effort to Accelerate Medical Progress

    28 Oct 2014 11:34 AM

    ASCO is participating in the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s examination of medical progress and its pace in the United States. Launched last April, the Committee’s 21st Century Cures Initiative is taking a comprehensive look at therapeutic development, including basic scientific discovery, streamlining drug and device development, delivering new therapies, and providing tools for physicians and patients.The... Read more

  • In the Journals - November 2014

    24 Oct 2014 04:23 PM

    JOP “Quality in Action” Series to Launch in NovemberThis November will see the launch of “Quality in Action,” a new series from the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP). The new series will feature two brief articles describing quality improvement projects and an accompanying commentary by the section’s editor, Joseph O. Jacobson, MD, Chief Quality Officer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.The journal continues to encourage new submissions... Read more

  • Conquer Cancer Foundation Awards Support Novel Imaging Agents, Supportive Care for Survivors

    24 Oct 2014 03:54 PM

      Researcher Spotlight: Conquering Cancer with David G. Kirsch, MD, PhDDavid G. Kirsch, MD, PhD, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Basic and Translational Research at Duke University Medical Center, received a 2010 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) for research testing the safety of a novel imaging agent that can selectively label sarcomas and other cancers.The novel imaging agent... Read more

  • Year-End Giving: Many Convenient Options to Donate to the Conquer Cancer Foundation

    24 Oct 2014 03:41 PM

      The end of the year is often a busy time filled with family, friends, and holiday celebrations. For many, it is also a time to embrace the spirit of giving and make annual donations to favorite charities. The Conquer Cancer Foundation leverages the expertise and passion of ASCO’s members to advance the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of all types of cancer through breakthrough research and education.Conquer Cancer... Read more

  • November 2014 Spotlight on Education: Meetings

    24 Oct 2014 03:21 PM

    Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium Missed the 2014 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium? View Virtual Meeting presentations at to review the data presented at the first year of this dynamic Symposium. Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium January 15–17, 2015; San Francisco, California; gicasym.orgHotel Reservation and Early Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 11:59 PM (EST) “Bridging Cancer Biology... Read more