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Doug H.M. Pyle
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
The ESMO/ASCO Recommendations for a Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology are a set of guidelines, with a global perspective, for the clinical training required for physicians to qualify as medical oncologists.The first edition of the Curriculum was published by ASCO and ESMO in 2004, and has been...
International
Kara Garten
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
ASCO is expanding the International Cancer Corps, a program that pairs ASCO members with medical centers in low- and middle-income countries, to include a new partnership with Tikur Anbessa (“Black Lion”) Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A key goal of this partnership will be to support the...
International
Kara Garten
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
Global Progress Towards a Cure by Jo Anne Zujewski “Medicine can only cure curable disease, and then not always”  –Chinese proverbThis ancient Chinese proverb is so fitting for the state of cancer in the world today. In the west, we have medicine, and medicine can cure – but not all the time. In...
International
Doug H.M. Pyle
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
As many of you may know, on September 19 and 20 world leaders will convene at the United Nations in New York for a High-level Meeting on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that will focus on the global threat of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.This is a...
International
Vanessa J. Eaton
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
The ASCO Annual Meeting has an international reputation as the venue for cutting-edge oncology research presentations and networking with experts from around the globe. Because many oncologists are unable to take time away from their practice to travel to Chicago for this experience, especially...

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