Committee Connection
  • Eyes on the Skies: An Interview with Dr. Stephen Cannistra

    26 Aug 2014 04:40 PM

    Stephen A. Cannistra, MD, FASCO, on the wonders of astrophotography    Stephen A. Cannistra, MD, FASCO Institution: Director of Gynecologic Medical Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Specialty: Gynecologic cancers Member since: 1986 ASCO activities: Journal of Clinical Oncology Editor-in-Chief, Ethics Committee  What keeps Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO)... Read more

  • Preparing for the Challenges Ahead

    26 Aug 2014 12:45 PM

        An interview with ASCO President-Elect Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCOJulie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO, began her term as ASCO President-Elect at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting, and she will serve as ASCO President in 2015-2016. Her early interest in oncology was piqued while spending summers and school breaks working with her father, a pathologist, in his laboratory. Today, she is the Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris... Read more

  • Cancer Care in China

    25 Aug 2014 06:20 PM

    An interview with Yi-Long Wu, MD, FACS, President of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology    ASCO is an international organization with members in 31 countries outside the United States. Focusing on the importance of global cancer care, ASCO is committed to empowering oncologists throughout the world to provide quality care to their patients. China is one of the most populated countries in the world and one predicted... Read more

  • The 2014 Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants and Awards

    20 Jun 2014 06:00 PM

    Promising researchers receive more than $4.5 million in grants and awards The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology presented more than $4.5 million in grants and awards to more than 200 promising oncology researchers at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting, held May 30-June 3, in Chicago, Illinois. The Conquer Cancer Foundation and ASCO congratulate the 2014 grant and award recipients on their... Read more

  • ASCO Affiliate Health Member Peg Ford: A Journey from Patient to Patient Advocate

    20 Jun 2014 05:18 PM

       Peg Ford (right) with Dr. Afshin Bahador, after observing him erform gynecologic surgery using a da Vinci robot, at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.Peg Ford spent most of her adult life on the sidelines of conventional medicine. As a child growing up in a working-class family in Canada, financial barriers made it difficult for her to access health care, and then, as an adult, several... Read more

  • Leadership Development Program Group Focuses on Geriatric Oncology

    19 Jun 2014 02:46 PM

    By Payten Carroll, eContent Coordinator  Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, Thomas W. Flaig,MD, and Beverly Moy, MD, MPH, at the 2013ASCO Annual Meeting.ASCO launched its Leadership Development Program (LDP) in 2009 with the goal of providing formal leadership training for those interested in improving their skills and serving in increasingly challenging roles within ASCO and in other organizations. At the request of the ASCO Board of Directors,... Read more

  • Helping ASCO Members Meet New MOC Requirements

    19 Jun 2014 09:45 AM

    At the start of this year, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) instituted new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements that have farreaching effects. As of January 1, all diplomates, including "grandfathers" or those certified before 1990 who are "board certified for life," must actively participate in MOC activities in order to be listed as "Meeting MOC Requirements" on the ABIM website. According to ABIM, these new requirements... Read more

  • Globalizing the Fight against Cancer

    19 Jun 2014 12:47 AM

    ASCO continues its evolution into an international societyBy Faith Hayden, Senior Writer ASCO may be known as the American Society of Clinical Oncology, but its reach extends far beyond U.S. borders. ASCO welcomed its first international members in 1965—just one year after the Society was founded. In the nearly 50 years since, ASCO has expanded its membership to 31 countries with 31% of its approximately 35,000 members practicing outside... Read more

  • Life as an Oncologist and New Parent: Maintaining the Balance

    23 Apr 2014 11:28 PM

    By Catherine Aftandilian, MD, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Catherine Aftandilian, MD Member since: 2012 Volunteer activities: Professional Development Committee; Quality of Care Committee (Career Development Committee Liaison) I’m a third-year fellow in pediatric oncology and I have two daughters, a three-year-old and a three-month-old. I also like to run (when I can), sleep (when I can), and relax with my husband (when I can).... Read more

  • 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