Committee Connection
  • 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 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 As ASCO celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding and its Annual Meeting, oncology professionals from around the world will gather to learn about, debate, and discuss exciting and practice changing advances in oncology.“Throughout ASCO’s first 50 years, we have collaboratively made lifeprolonging and life-saving advances across all areas of oncology,”... 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

  • Oncology without Borders; ASCO International’s new and expanded programs reach caregivers, patients worldwide

    28 Oct 2013 06:43 PM

       In 2013, ASCO Internationalsupported 60 educational opportunities for oncologistsaround the world, including 36 courses and symposia, and 24 Best of ASCO meetings. Visit and for additional information about upcoming and past meetings. The word “American” may be the first word in ASCO, but the... Read more

  • Do You Know ASCO’s iQ? The Society’s New Institute for Quality (iQ) Is Poised to Revolutionize Oncology Standards & Resources

    23 Aug 2013 08:06 PM

    Quality experts discuss what’s new, what’s evolving, and how ASCO’s resources can help practices and patients    ASCO has been active in the field of quality measurement and quality improvement in cancer care for more than 10 years, following the creation of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) in 2002. In 2012, in consideration of the significant resources and volunteer team now dedicated to quality care... Read more

  • Oncology Practice: Front and Center in Payment Reform Debate

    26 Jun 2013 01:36 PM

    Oncology care costs continue to be a target in federal budget and Medicare debatesSignificant policy and practice challenges to the oncology community will likely occur this year as the U.S. Congress wrestles with the ever-deepening federal deficit and soaring health care costs. Medicare spending—bearing a large burden of the ever-rising cost curve—is under intense scrutiny by lawmakers, many of whom view the federal program as a prime target... Read more