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  • ASCO Connection: Trainee & Early-Career Oncologists Fourth Quarter 2014 Digital Edition

    27 Oct 2014 07:28 PM

    Read the complete Fourth Quarter 2014 issue of ASCO Connection: Trainee & Early-Career Oncologists online in an enhanced digital edition with embedded links:... Read more

  • Member Achievements: Fourth Quarter 2014

    27 Oct 2014 07:08 PM

        Van K. Morris, MD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is a co-author of a U.S. cooperative randomized phase II trial of vemurafenib, cetuximab, and irinotecan in BRAF-mutated colorectal cancer which began in summer 2014 (2013 Conquer Cancer Foundation [CCF] Young Investigator Award [YIA] recipient).           Iain... Read more

  • Register to Attend 2015 Leadership Skills Seminar

    27 Oct 2014 06:51 PM

    ASCO is offering its popular Leadership Skills Seminar for the fourth time. The 2015 seminar will take place on March 26-27 at ASCO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA (in the Washington, DC metro area). Early registration is currently open and will close on January 26. Based on member feedback, the Society created this workshop to help oncology physicians gain greater understanding and insight into the key skills needed for career success. The... Read more

  • Maximize Your Benefits: Retain Your ASCO Membership after Completing Your Fellowship

    27 Oct 2014 06:47 PM

    Congratulations on completing your fellowship! As you move to the next stage of your career, be sure to renew your ASCO membership to begin receiving the member benefits of a Full Member, in addition to the valuable benefits you enjoyed as a fellow. ASCO recognizes the importance of early-career physicians to the future of cancer care and understands the professional challenges that they face. To support members in this stage, ASCO... Read more

  • Surviving the Holiday Season on a Student Budget or Starting Salary

    27 Oct 2014 06:36 PM

    By Faith Hayden, Senior Writer With the holiday season swiftly approaching there are gifts to buy and flights to catch—all of which come with a price tag. According to a survey from the American Research Group, Americans spent an average of $801 on gifts alone during the 2013 holiday season. For many students and young people early in their careers, making room in an already tight budget to fund a December spending spree brings little holiday... Read more

  • A Special Kind of Empathy: Early-Career Oncologists Can Be Unique Advocates for Young Adult Patients

    27 Oct 2014 06:18 PM

    By Alana Schwartz, Staff Writer Matthew Zachary is an 18-year young adult cancer survivor and the founder and CEO of Stupid Cancer, a nonprofit organization that creates programs and services to empower those affected by young adult cancer. Stupid Cancer is the nation’s largest support community for this often underserved demographic of patients with cancer. In this interview, Mr. Zachary discusses his experiences founding the organization as... Read more

  • Meet Dr. Reshma Jagsi: The Experience of Women in Academic Medicine

    27 Oct 2014 05:45 PM

       Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil Member since: 2004 Volunteer activities: 2014-2015 Chair, Ethics Committee; CancerLinQ Data Governance Oversight Committee; Breast Cancer Consensus Panel; Journal of Clinical Oncology Editorial Board; 2011- 2012 Leadership Development Program  Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan. She... Read more

  • Mentor/Mentee Reflections on the International Development and Education Award

    27 Oct 2014 05:17 PM

    The Conquer Cancer Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2015 International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) programs. These awards support early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries by pairing them with a mentor in the United States or Canada and providing travel support to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting and visit their... Read more

  • Career Development Funding: 10 Tips for Your NCI K Award Application

    27 Oct 2014 05:04 PM

    By Julie Mason, PhD, Ming Lei, PhD, and Jonathan Wiest, PhD, National Cancer Institute   Julie Mason, PhD Associate Director, NCI Center for Cancer Training     Ming Lei, PhD Deputy Director, NCI Center for Cancer Training     Jonathan Wiest, PhD Director, NCI Center for Cancer Training  The National Cancer Institute (NCI) may be synonymous with cancer research or the... Read more

  • Board Preparation: Gastrointestinal Cancers, Epidemiology & Prevention

    27 Oct 2014 04:33 PM

    Every issue of ASCO Connection: Trainee & Early-Career Oncologists has an opportunity for you to test your knowledge in order to assist your preparations for Board examinations. Questions come from ASCO-SEP, 3rd edition, ASCO's self-evaluation program, and will cover a variety of cancer types and topics. This issue features the most frequently missed questions from two popular chapters: Gastrointestinal Cancers and Epidemiology & Prevention.... Read more