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

    25 Jul 2014 09:30 PM

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

  • News from ASCO: Third Quarter 2014

    25 Jul 2014 09:24 PM

    ASCO Launches New Disclosure Management System 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... Read more

  • ASCO and Conquer Cancer Foundation Congratulate 2014 Grant and Award Recipients

    25 Jul 2014 09:12 PM

        The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO presented more than $4.5 million in grants and awards to more than 200 promising oncology researchers at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting, held May 30-June 3 in Chicago, Illinois. Special award opportunities were offered exclusively to trainee and early-career oncologists. Visit and to find the... Read more

  • Become a Better Physician: Take a Vacation

    25 Jul 2014 09:05 PM

        By Faith Hayden, Senior Writer When was the last time you took time for yourself? If it’s been longer than eight weeks, you may be showing signs of exhaustion, edginess, and compassion burnout. Worse, your decision-making skills may be impaired. Known as decision fatigue, this phenomenon occurs when a person is required to make too many decisions in a short time without breaks; in other words, a typical day in the... Read more

  • Career Journeys: Major Nathan M. Shumway, Training Program Director

    25 Jul 2014 08:58 PM

     Major (P) Nathan M. Shumway, DO, MC, USA, FACPMember since: 2005Volunteer activities: 2014-2015 Leadership Development ProgramMajor (P) Nathan M. Shumway, DO, MC, USA, FACP, has been the Program Director for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship since 2012. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS)... Read more

  • Transitioning from Fellowship to Career: Expectations versus Reality

    25 Jul 2014 08:49 PM

    Richard T. Lee, MDMember since: 2005Volunteer activities:Professional Development Committee; Young Investigator Award (2008)  By Richard T. Lee, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Congratulations! You have finally finished your fellowship after years of school and training—likely over 10 years. As a trainee, you may have dreamed of finally becoming an attending, or being in private practice and being your... Read more

  • 2001 YIA Recipient Presents Research on Promising New Therapy for Patients with Treatment-Resistant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    25 Jul 2014 08:39 PM

    Dr. Jänne is a professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. He has been an ASCO member since 1999.  At the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting, Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, presented findings from a phase I study of a new epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), AZD9291, selective for activating and resistance mutations,... Read more

  • Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your Young Investigator Award Application

    25 Jul 2014 08:25 PM

     Thomas W. Flaig, MDMember since: 2003Volunteer activities: Professional Development Committee; Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants Selection Committee; Cancer Education Committee; Leadership Development Program (2012-2013)Wells A. Messersmith, MD, FACPMember since: 2000Volunteer activities: Professional Development Committee; Conquer Cancer FoundationGrants Selection Committee (2009-2012); Leadership Development Program (2011-2012); Young... Read more

  • Board Preparation: Leukemias, Genitourinary Cancers

    25 Jul 2014 08:06 PM

    Every issue of ASCO Connection: Trainee & Early-Career Oncologists will have 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: Leukemias and Genitourinary Cancers. Correct... Read more

  • Read 2014 Special Edition of ASCO Connection: Trainee & Early-Career Oncologists

    28 May 2014 06:34 PM

    The ASCO Connection: Trainee & Early-Career Oncologists 2014 Special Edition: The Year in Review features some of the best articles from our first issues, contributed by members on topics ranging from grants and award application advice, mentoring, professional development tips, work-life balance reflections, and more. Trainee and early-career members attending the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting can pick up a print copy of the Special Edition at the... Read more