Committee Connection
  • Ensuring the Value of Membership

    29 Oct 2013 01:10 PM

    An interview with Membership Committee Chair Tessa Cigler, MD, MPH The volunteers on ASCO's Membership Committee work behind the scenes to ensure that membership in the Society is valuable, that membership categories reflect the diversity of roles across fields, and to reduce barriers that may hold potential members back from joining. Tessa Cigler, MD, MPH, of Weill Cornell Breast Center, serves as the Committee's... Read more

  • Cancer Care in India

    29 Oct 2013 10:54 AM

    An Interview with Monica Malik, MD, DNB  Monica Malik, MDInstitution: Nizam’s Institute of Medical SciencesSpecialty: Palliative careMember since: 2005The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) and Leadership Development Program (LDP) are ASCO initiatives aimed at expanding oncologists’ knowledge and skills through training and relationship building. Monica Malik, MD, DNB, of Nizam’s... Read more

  • The Sunshine Act: What You Need to Know

    28 Oct 2013 08:13 PM

    New program designed for greater transparency between physicians, teaching hospitals, and industry This summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began requiring data collection for the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, a transparency measure implemented as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to disclose financial relationships between physicians, teaching hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry.... Read more

  • The Framework to Create a Successful Abstract and Poster

    25 Oct 2013 03:16 PM

    A. Craig Lockhart, MD, and Jeffrey Clarke, MD   A. Craig Lockhart, MDMember since: 2001 Institution: Washington UniversitySchool of Medicine in St. Louis Specialty: Gastrointestinaloncology, medical oncologyASCO activity: Health Disparities Committee member and Professional DevelopmentCommittee Past ChairAbstracts and poster presentations are an important modality of communication, networking, and professional development for fellows,... Read more

  • 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