Committee Connection
  • ASCO Updates Conflict of Interest Policies

    22 Apr 2014 04:51 PM

      Disclosure of financial relationships with companies focuses on integrity of education and scienceAs a continuing medical education provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and a signatory to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies’ Code for Interactions with Companies, ASCO is committed to balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of... Read more

  • ASCO In-Training Exam Score Reports: What You Do with It Matters Most!

    22 Apr 2014 04:46 PM

           Steven J. Cohen, MDInstitution: Chief of GI Medical Oncology and Program Director, Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship, Temple University/ Fox Chase Cancer CenterSpecialties: Medical oncology; gastrointestinal cancer; liver and pancreas tumorsMember since: 2001ASCO activities: Chair-Elect, ASCO Test Materials Development Committee; Scientific Program Committee member (colorectal cancer track) By... Read more

  • Cancer Care in Uganda

    22 Apr 2014 04:32 PM

           Siraji Obayo, MDHome institution: Uganda Cancer InstituteU.S. sponsoring institution: Case Western Reserve University; Mentor: Matthew M. Cooney, MDSpecialty: Colon cancerCCF Award: 2013 Long-term International FellowshipMember since: 2013 The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) of ASCO awards the Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) to enable early-career oncologists from... Read more

  • How Being a Cancer Survivor Affects My Oncology Practice

    22 Apr 2014 04:07 PM

            Alyssa G. Rieber, MDInstitutions: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Chief of Medical Oncology, Lyndon B. Johnson General HospitalSpecialty: Medical oncologyMember since: 2006 By Alyssa G. Rieber, MDMy diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma during my first year of medical school dramatically influenced my career choice and later my interactions... Read more

  • ASCO Releases Its First-Ever Report on the State of Cancer Care in the U.S.

    22 Apr 2014 02:08 PM

      The State of Cancer Care in America: 2014, a landmark report published in the Journal of Oncology Practice (Epub 2014 Mar 10), examines how oncologists are trying to adapt to a growing demand for services, to changes in health care delivery systems, and to the economic pressures of maintaining small practices.The report was launched at a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill on March 11, in which ASCO President... Read more

  • Clinical Trial Research in the Genomic Age

    22 Apr 2014 01:41 PM

      By Faith Hayden, Senior WriterFrom the development of lifesaving drugs such as tamoxifen, imatinib, and trastuzumab to the discovery of gene mutations that cause cancer and the advancement of molecular targeted therapy, clinical research trials are the tools that help demonstrate the validity of benchmarks in oncologic therapy. The framework of those clinical trials—which are generally conducted... Read more

  • Cancer Care in Armenia

    26 Feb 2014 01:08 PM

      Gevorg Tamamyan, MDInstitution: MuratsanHospital Complex of Yerevan State Medical UniversityMember since: 2013Specialties: Hematology,pediatric oncology  ASCO Connection checked in with past Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO International Development and Education Award (IDEA) recipient Gevorg Tamamyan, MD, of Muratsan Hospital Complex of Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia, to see... Read more

  • Don't Call Your Program Director "Dude". . . and Other Tips to Maintain Professionalism during Fellowship

    25 Feb 2014 08:47 PM

        Michael Postow, MDInstitution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterMember since: 2010ASCO activities: 2013 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award recipient (supported by the Journal of Clinical Oncology);Professional Development (Career Development) and Cancer Research (Phase 1 Update Working Group) Committee member By Michael Postow, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fellowship... Read more

  • The Transformation of Oncology Practice

    25 Feb 2014 04:54 PM

    From sub-specialization to QOPI®, the goal of providing excellent patient care remains constantBy Faith Hayden, Senior Writer/EditorThroughout 2014, ASCO Connection will be running a series of articles marking the Society’s 50th anniversary. In this column, ASCO volunteers share their thoughts on some of the major changes that have affected the practice of oncology. The evolution of oncology practice over the last 50 years has been remarkable.... Read more

  • Highlights from the 2014 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

    25 Feb 2014 01:57 PM

       Tomasz M. Beer, MD, discusses Abstract LBA1 “Enzalutamide in men with chemotherapy-naive metastatic prostate cancer (mCRPC): Results of phase III PREVAIL study.”The 2014 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium was held January 30-February 1, in San Francisco, California. The following highlights are courtesy of the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Daily News team ( This year marked the... Read more