Committee Connection
  • ASCO’s International Cancer Corps Program Expands to Bhutan, Costa Rica, and Paraguay

    27 Aug 2013 10:33 AM

      Directors share hopes and challenges of volunteering in some of the world’s most underserved regionsOncology professionals interested in volunteering through the International Cancer Corps (ICC; now have the opportunity to visit sites in Bhutan, Costa Rica, and Paraguay, in addition to the program’s established sites in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Hue, Vietnam.Currently in its third... Read more

  • Seeing the Big Picture

    22 Aug 2013 12:13 PM

    Government Relations Committee focuses on issues with long-term effects on cancer care   ASCO's Government Relations Committee (GRC) has set priorities (approved by the Board of Directors in 2013) to maintain focus on policy issues that directly affect oncology practice, cancer research, and patient care. In the following interview, Committee Chair Denis B. Hammond, MD, discusses current goals. AC: Achieving a fair, stable payment... Read more

  • Genomics: What a Fellow Needs to Know

    22 Aug 2013 10:40 AM

    By Amit B. Agarwal, MD, PhD, and Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD    Amit B. Agarwal, MD, PhD Institution: The University of Arizona Cancer Center Specialties: Hematology, medical oncology Member since: 2011 ASCO activity: Professional Development Committee member and Career Development Committee Liaison of the Cancer Research Committee Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD Institution: Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Specialties: Thoracic... Read more

  • How To Get Funded

    26 Jun 2013 05:36 PM

    By Jae H. Park, MD    Jae H. Park, MDMember since: 2009Institution: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterSpecialty: LeukemiaASCO activity: Professional Development Committee; Career Development Subcommittee; 2010 recipient—AACR-Astellas USA Foundation Fellowship in Basic Cancer ResearchFrom inexperienced fellows in-training to new junior faculty members and world-renowned senior investigators, competing for grants occurs at all... Read more

  • The 2013 Conquer Cancer Foundation Awards

    26 Jun 2013 04:45 PM

    Promising researchers receive more than $5 million in grants and awards The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology presented more than $5 million in grants and awards to more than 200 promising oncology researchers at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting, held May 31-June 4, in Chicago Illinois. The Conquer Cancer Foundation and ASCO congratulate the 2013 grant and award recipients on their contributions to the field... Read more

  • Unscripted: Dr. April Speed Appears on Reality Show to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

    26 Jun 2013 11:37 AM

    When breast surgeon April L. Speed, MD, of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group-Hillandale, picked up the phone to speak with a patient concerned about a breast lump, she had no idea it would lead to an opportunity to educate millions of people about breast cancer. The patient was Kenya Moore, a former Miss USA and a cast member on the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta, who requested that the consultation be filmed and shared with viewers... Read more

  • Enhanced iLibrary App Offers Members Fast Access to ASCO Publications

    25 Jun 2013 01:52 PM

    Free, easy-to-use app is your portal to ASCO contentThe ASCO iLibrary, a free iPad app with content available exclusively to members, recently added new features for an improved user experience. The app is available for iPad users, IOS 6.0 and above. The iLibrary allows members to access the latest ASCO publications and multimedia all in one place. Content includes ASCO periodicals, such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO),the Journal of... Read more

  • Cancer Care in Iran

    25 Jun 2013 01:44 PM

    An interview with 2011 LIFe recipient and 2009 IDEA recipient Parisa Karimi, MD   Parisa Karimi, MD Member since: 2009 Specialty:Cancer epidemiology Organization:Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Johns Hopkins University  ... Read more

  • New Efforts to Improve Care of Cancer Survivors

    25 Jun 2013 01:41 PM

    In 2011, ASCO convened a new committee to oversee the Society’s survivorship activities and provide leadership in joint efforts with other societies. Cancer Survivorship Committee member and survivorship expert Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), discusses ongoing initiatives in this important arena.   AC: What is the most pressing issue... Read more

  • ASCO Demonstrates Prototype for CancerLinQ™

    25 Jun 2013 10:36 AM

    New “Learning Health System” will transform cancer careW. Charles Penley, MD, Chair of the Conquer Cancer Foundation and an oncologist at Tennessee Oncology, which contributed data to the prototype, participated in the National Press Club demonstration.ASCO has completed the prototype of CancerLinQ™, the Society’s ground-breaking health information technology (HIT) initiative to achieve higher- quality, higher-value cancer... Read more