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Each year, the ASCO President selects a theme around which the ASCO Annual Meeting coalesces. Dr. Julie M. Vose’s theme, as you will see in our cover story, highlights the...
In what is the first (and hopefully one of many) example of using modern genomic methods to match treatments to the molecular defects in prostate cancer, the U.S. FDA has just granted “breakthrough designation” to olaparib.
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) invited all ABIM-certified physicians to participate in a review of the blueprints that outline content areas for subspecialty Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exams.
Most times, I feel excited to be an oncologist. Oncology research is accelerating and every week brings more news, whether it be a deeper understanding of tumor genomics, a broader understanding of cancer genetics and risk, and, it seems, more ways to provide precision therapy. Studies are coming...
During 2 weeks of challenging inpatient hospital service, I made it my goal to give my residents the best possible exposure to our field, and to allow them as much autonomy as possible.
ASCO CEO Dr. Allen S. Lichter reflects on an optimistic approach to the challenges of providing high-quality cancer care around the globe on World Cancer Day.
Dr. Fredrick Chite Asirwa illustrates that every person in the clinic has an impact on patients.
The decision to scale up the provision of oral chemotherapy was a watershed event in the regulation of private health insurance in Brazil; however, prospects for expanded access to such medicines in the public health system are bleak in the short term.
There are so many myths about cancers and their causation that may be detrimental to cancer control efforts, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Fredrick Chite Asirwa explains.
When a group of medical students approached Dr. Frederick Chite Asirwa to help lead their efforts towards cancer awareness in various schools in Western Kenya, he gladly agreed.
Dr. Julie Gralow is excited to be participating in Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Day events along with more than 500 Nigerian patients, survivor advocates, health care providers, government officials, students, and parents.
Prevention is better than cure—an age-old saying, but one that is highly relevant in these times of increasing incidence of diseases and skyrocketing health care costs, notes Dr. Monica Malik.
Patients in Dr. Sana Al Sukhun's clinic frequently ask, especially if cancer was on the news, “Is there anything new?” The answer is always yes.
Dr. Edward L. Trimble discusses working together across regions and across borders to promote cancer prevention and cancer control, and making a personal commitment to bringing an end to cancer.
I find I greet the new year with both anticipation and anxiety; this year, however, has thus far been tinged with sadness.
In the face of limited health care resources and a rising national health budget, it is important to consider value when making treatment decisions for patients with cancer. This is a key question for all of us involved in cancer care and research. The answer may be a bit different coming from the...
Price discrimination is an inequitable-sounding, but important, concept of charging different prices for the same product or service in different markets or segments of a market, usually based on consumers’ ability to pay.
During the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting, a new award will be given out to recognize an extraordinary female leader in oncology and role model who has excelled as a mentor. I encourage you to nominate colleagues for this honor by January 29.

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