Committee Connection
  • 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

  • Highlights from the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

    25 Feb 2014 12:43 PM

       Andrew X. Zhu, MD, PhD, discusses Abstract 172 “EVOLVE-1: Phase 3 study of everolimus for advanced HCC that progressed during or after sorafenib.”The 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium was held January 16-18, in San Francisco, California. The following highlights are courtesy of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Daily News team ( This year marked the 11th anniversary of the annual... Read more

  • Celebrating Oncology Luminaries

    24 Feb 2014 12:20 PM

    Untitled Document By Leah Lawrence, Contributing Writer     In celebration of the Society's 50th anniversary, ASCO Daily News, the official news source of the ASCO Annual Meeting, will be producing a special supplement highlighting elements of this milestone, as well as profiling oncology luminaries as identified by ASCO leadership. These profiles celebrate the contributions of more than 50 individuals who have... Read more

  • Serving the Underserved: Dr. Gina Villani and ASCO’s Health Disparities Committee Work to Minimize Cancer Care Gaps

    19 Dec 2013 02:29 PM

    By Faith Hayden, Senior Writer/Editor It’s been a little more than a decade since the Institute of Medicine landmark report Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care found overwhelming evidence of racial disparities in the U.S. health care system. Since then, ASCO has been dedicated to minimizing these disparities in cancer care through ASCO’s Health Disparities Committee, which works to develop programmatic and... Read more

  • ASCO International Firsts

    19 Dec 2013 01:35 PM

    A timeline of member-led achievements to reduce the global burden of cancerAs the Society celebrates its 50th anniversary, ASCO looks at the numerous milestones that demonstrate organization’s longtime commitment to the global exchange of knowledge, to building bridges to improve the care of patients with cancer worldwide, and to reducing disparities in patient outcomes. This long history of inclusiveness and... Read more

  • ASCO Announces Newly Elected Leaders

    18 Dec 2013 10:04 AM

    ASCO is pleased to announce the results of the recent Society election for President-Elect, the Board of Directors, and the Nominating Committee. The seven newly elected leaders will begin their terms at the conclusion of the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting in June. Major priorities for the incoming leaders will be ASCO's ongoing efforts to further improve quality and value in cancer care, particularly CancerLinQ™; coverage for and patient... Read more

  • Start Expanding Your Oncology Network Today: Five Tips to Get You Networking

    16 Dec 2013 05:18 PM

     By Daniel G. Stover, MD, and Leora Horn, MD            Daniel G. Stover, MDMember since: 20011 Institution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ASCO Activity: Professional Development Committee member          ... Read more