Committee Connection
  • ASCO Connection: Trainee & Early-Career Oncologists First Quarter 2015 Digital Edition

    30 Jan 2015 05:56 PM

    Read the complete First Quarter 2015 issue of ASCO Connection: Trainee & Early-Career Oncologists online in an enhanced digital edition with embedded links:... Read more

  • Leadership Development Program Examines Information Delivery, Physician Wellness, Social Media

    30 Jan 2015 05:47 PM

    Twelve ASCO members are currently participating in the Leadership Development Program (LDP), a year-long program that teaches valuable leadership skills and offers networking and mentoring opportunities from Society leaders. Participants are currently engaged in three projects that will benefit ASCO membership: Journals: ASCO members are familiar with the concept of information overload, being recipients of print and digital information... Read more

  • Member Achievements: First Quarter 2015

    30 Jan 2015 05:41 PM

    Share your professional accomplishments with colleagues and ASCO members. Email ascoconnection@asco.org with your new job, promotion, award, grant, publication, or other success story.     Hatem M. El Halabi, MD, FACS, joined the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Midwestern Regional Medical Center as a Surgical Oncologist.           Sanjay... Read more

  • New NCI–ASCO Project Applies Theoretical, Empirical, and Practical Evidence on Teamwork to Oncology Care

    30 Jan 2015 05:32 PM

    ASCO and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP), have launched a project to apply the science of team-based health care delivery to oncology clinical care. The project will apply the most recent scientific findings about teamwork, team effectiveness, and team performance to the oncology care setting, with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of health care teams—a goal that... Read more

  • Make the Most of Your Personal Time: Focus on Quality, Not Quantity

    30 Jan 2015 05:29 PM

    By Faith Hayden, Senior Writer As a fellow or resident, personal time is your most precious commodity. Since 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has limited resident duty hours to 80 per week, with a 16-hour limit on consecutive hours worked for first-year residents and a 24-hour limit on continuous duty for all other residents. Even with these regulations in place, 80 duty-hours per week is nearly double the... Read more

  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Transitioning to Residency

    30 Jan 2015 05:24 PM

    Navigating the unique hybrid of school and work By Miriam A. Knoll, MD, Mt. Sinai Medical CenterMiriam A. Knoll, MDInstitution: Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Mt. Sinai Medical CenterMember since: 2015   Graduating medical school is an amazing experience, not only because you will finally be called “Doctor,” but also because you can do what you’ve always truly wanted—be responsible for patients. Transitioning from... Read more

  • Career Journeys: Christine H. Chung, MD, Academic Medicine and Clinical Investigator

    30 Jan 2015 05:18 PM

    Christine H. Chung, MD, has held the positions of Associate Professor of Oncology and Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Therapeutics Program at Johns Hopkins University for 4.5 years. As a physician-scientist, she leads the institution’s translational and clinical research efforts in the area of head and neck cancers. Christine H. Chung, MDMember since: 2001Volunteer activities:Journal of Clinical Oncology Editorial Board; Cancer Research... Read more

  • 5 Tips for Developing a Successful Research Protocol

    30 Jan 2015 04:49 PM

    Perspective from the ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop By Kathleen Mahoney, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterKathleen Mahoney, MD, PhDInstitution: Instructor of Medicine, Hematology Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterMember since: 2012   When invited to write about my perspective on the ASCO/American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop (often... Read more

  • ASCO Leadership Skills Seminar: Professional Skills Not Learned in Fellowship

    30 Jan 2015 04:39 PM

    By Ted A. James, MD, MS, FACS, University of Vermont Medical CenterTed A. James, MD, MS, FACSInstitution: Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Skin and Soft Tissue Surgical Oncology, and Medical Director of Clinical Simulation, University of Vermont Medical Center; Vermont State Chair, Commission on CancerMember since: 2009   As a surgical oncologist involved in patient care at an academic cancer center, I appreciate the benefit... Read more

  • Beating the Odds in "The Big Casino"

    30 Jan 2015 04:31 PM

    Collection of essays by leading oncologists puts a human face on the practice of medicineStanley H. Winokur, MDInstitution: Medical Director, Axess OncologyMember since: 1970Volunteer activities:Cancer Education Committee (Continuing Medical Education Subcommittee)  More than 35 ASCO members contributed personal essays to a recently published collection of stories about humanism in medicine, including ASCO Past Presidents Paul A.... Read more