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  • From Patient to Survivor: ASCO Programs and Resources for Cancer Survivorship Continue to Grow

    28 Oct 2014 06:09 PM

    A multifaceted approach seeks to ensure survivors continue to receive the highest quality care following treatmentBy Virginia Anderson, Senior WriterThanks to decades of productive clinical research, the development of highly effective therapeutic options, and improved screening and prevention methods—as well as the skills and dedication of oncology professionals— more people than ever are surviving their cancer diagnosis. According to... Read more

  • Cancer Care Faces a Growing Crisis: Obesity

    27 Aug 2014 06:26 PM

    Oncologists must begin to play a larger role in addressing overweight and obesityBy Leah Lawrence, Contributing WriterIf asked, most people would know that tobacco and smoking are associated with a higher risk for cancer. The same may not be true for obesity and cancer. As rates of overweight and obesity continue to increase in the United States, research is revealing its link to an increased risk for many of the most common cancer types and to... Read more

  • The Society’s Mission to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

    23 Jun 2014 06:28 PM

              Health Disparities: A Global ProblemAlthough policy solutions to health disparities are by nature specific to the country in which they are implemented, cancer health disparities are an issue of global concern. The worldwide burden of cancer continues to grow: the World Health Organization projects a 70% increase in new cancer cases and 17 million annual deaths from cancer by 2030, with... Read more

  • 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting: Scientific Program Preview and Meeting Resources

    22 Apr 2014 12:46 PM

    By Virginia Anderson, Senior Writer/Editor  Every year, oncology professionals, patients, patient advocates, industry representatives, and major media outlets worldwide await the science presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting. This much anticipated “Super Bowl” of oncology science represents the best that the field has to offer, as well as an unparalleled opportunity for networking as oncology’s top minds come together from around the globe... Read more

  • Chicago Events: May 30-June 3

    31 Mar 2014 06:09 PM

    In addition to its many fine restaurants, museums, shopping locations, and sights, Chicago offers numerous options for entertainment. A sampling is outlined below. Visit choosechicago.com/asco to find more events and city information as the Annual Meeting approaches. During the Meeting, visit the Chicago Information and Restaurant Reservations desks in Concierge Services for assistance with your entertainment plans. SPORTS Chicago Cubs vs. New... Read more

  • Science and Society: The 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting Preview and Education Program Highlights

    25 Feb 2014 10:37 AM

    By Virginia Anderson, Senior Writer/Editor      CONNECT WITH COLLEAGUES:NETWORKING AT THE ANNUALMEETING       The ASCO Annual Meeting offers unparalleled opportunities for face-to-face networking with colleagues and potential collaborators.For informal networking and conversations, use any of the round tables throughout McCormick... Read more

  • ASCO Leaders Discuss What’s Next for the Society and for Oncology

    19 Dec 2013 04:23 PM

    While the 50th anniversary provides a great backdrop to reflect on the many member-led accomplishments of the organization, ASCO has never been one to rest on its laurels. Under the direction of its member volunteers, the Society is always looking ahead with the goal of continually improving care and outcomes for patients.  “The critical goal for ASCO moving forward is thinking carefully about where we need to be to best serve patients and... Read more

  • ASCO Celebrates 50 Years of Advancing Progress Against Cancer

    18 Dec 2013 06:26 PM

    The Society experiences evolutionary growth since its founding in 1964On April 9, 1964, seven physicians—Drs. Fred J. Ansfield, Harry F. Bisel, Herman H. Freckman, Arnoldus Goudsmit, Robert W. Talley, William Wilson, and Jane C. Wright—assembled for lunch in a small meeting room in the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. They shared a single purpose to improve the care of people with cancer.At... Read more