Features

The Features section includes articles on topics, events, people, and initiatives of interest to the oncology community.

Mar 03, 2017
There has never been a better time to be a cancer care provider; however, a number of factors that directly influence our daily work are leading to discontent with the job and pose a threat to our overall well-being and ability to provide high-quality patient care.
Mar 02, 2017
For Dr. Rick Boulay, treating patients with cancer took on new meaning when the disease impacted those nearest and dearest to him.
Mar 02, 2017
Last year, ASCO sought to harness the collective wisdom of Annual Meeting attendees to set a course for the future of patient-centered care and research. This year’s meeting builds on those efforts in order to unite the entire oncology community in the battle against cancer.
Feb 01, 2017
On January 26, 2017, cancer survivors, caregivers, patient advocates, family physicians, oncology providers, and others gathered in San Diego, CA, to make connections, discuss survivorship issues, and get expert answers on their survivorship-related questions.
Dec 22, 2016
Throughout the year, ASCO offers thematic meetings focused on different cancers and care topics for members of the oncology community. Six thematic symposia will take place between January and March 2017, including new meetings on immuno-oncology and the business of cancer care.
Dec 22, 2016
Dr. Simone M. Goldinger shares her experiences conducting research at melanoma centers all over the world.
Dec 22, 2016
In December 2016, Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS, FASCO, concluded his second term as ASCO Connection editor in chief, a position he had held since 2006. Dr. Berek is the Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor and director of the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center at the Stanford Cancer Institute, where he specializes in gynecologic oncology, and chair of...
Dec 22, 2016
The new law, called the Medicare Quality Payment Program, not only promises to deliver a more consistent and reliable system of payment compared to the previous SGR, but also heralds a fundamental shift in CMS’s conception of reimbursement incentives.
Oct 25, 2016
More than 650 attendees gathered in San Francisco on September 9 and 10 for the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, focusing on the theme of “Patient-Centered Care Across the Cancer Continuum.”
Oct 24, 2016
ASCO opened participant enrollment for the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) Study in March 2016, marking a major milestone in the conduct of the Society’s first-ever clinical trial.

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