Committee Connection
  • Revamped Unveiled with Focus on Improved User Experience

    17 Apr 2013 05:42 PM

    With simpler site navigation and enhanced compatibility with an ever-expanding universe of tablets and mobile devices, ASCO launched a newly redesigned in early March. The Society’s new online home brings ASCO’s flagship website in line with the most current best practices and industry standards for user-centric architecture and web design while retaining many of the same quality features valued by members and visitors. The... Read more

  • Highlights from the 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

    17 Apr 2013 03:07 PM

    The 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium was held January 24-26, in San Francisco, California. The following highlights are courtesy of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Daily News team. The 2013 Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium marked the 10-year anniversary of this annual meeting. In the last 10 years, nearly 24,000 people from 109 countries have attended the Symposium, and 2013 saw an additional estimated 2,775 clinicians added... Read more

  • The Fixer

    17 Apr 2013 02:19 PM

    Hugo V. Villar, MD, FACS, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology and Vice Chairman, University of Arizona Department of Surgery  Hugo V. Villar, MD, FACS  Member since: 1988  Institution: Arizona Cancer Center of the  University of Arizona Health Sciences  Center  Specialties: Surgical oncology  ASCO activities: Past Chair and current  member of the Multidisciplinary Cancer... Read more

  • ASCO’s Medical Oncology In-Training Exam—Two Perspectives

    17 Apr 2013 01:40 PM

    Program Director's Perspective: Addressing the Complex and Changing Field of OncologyBy Gregory A. Masters, MD, FACP   Gregory A. Masters, MD, FACPMember since: 1996Institution: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Director of Medical Oncology Fellowship ProgramSpecialty: Lung cancer   ASCO's In-Training Exam (ITE)... Read more

  • Perspectives on the recent MCMC program in Kenya

    17 Apr 2013 12:16 PM

    ASCO International, in collaboration with other organizations, offers Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Courses (MCMC) to improve cancer care globally through the promotion of interdisciplinary cancer management. This past January, ASCO collaborated with AMPATH to conduct workshops in Eldoret, Kenya. In the following interview, MCMC course organizer Fredrick Chite Asirwa, MD, MBChB, and course participant Evangeline W. Njiru, MD, discuss the... Read more

  • ASCO Launches New Diversity Mentoring Program

    16 Apr 2013 10:49 AM

    Promoting mentor-mentee relationships will help with workforce shortages and health care disparities This spring, ASCO launched its Diversity Mentoring Program, a cornerstone piece of the ASCO Diversity in Oncology Initiative, which is aimed at combatting the lack of workforce diversity in oncology. The program’s goal is to encourage individuals in the early stages of their career and from populations underrepresented in medicine to pursue a... Read more

  • Exciting Initiatives in Quality of Care

    26 Feb 2013 09:54 PM

    Improving the quality of cancer care is a critical element of ASCO's mission, and the Society's efforts are overseen by the Quality of Care Committee. In the interview that follows, Chair Monika K. Krzyzanowska, MD, MPH, of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, discusses with ASCO Connection the first Quality Care Symposium, held in November 2012, and plans for 2013.   AC: What were some of the highlights of ASCO's first Quality Care Symposium? Dr.... Read more

  • ASCO's Non-U.S. Membership Now over 10,000 Strong

    26 Feb 2013 09:42 PM

    With the induction of the January 2013 new member cohort, ASCO's membership outside the United States has grown to over 10,000 members (and ASCO's total membership has grown to over 30,000). "This is a major milestone for the Society, reflecting ASCO's growth and development as an international society," wrote ASCO CEO Allen Lichter, MD, in an open letter to ASCO's international membership. To celebrate the rich diversity of the Society's... Read more

  • Newly Launched ASCO International to Double ASCO Programs in Global Cancer Care

    26 Feb 2013 09:32 PM

    ASCO International is expanding its efforts to address the growing global cancer burden and care disparitiesSince its establishment in 1964, ASCO has taken deliberate steps to help to bridge the gap in health equity among different racial and economic groups in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, regardless of geography. The Society is now a global community of cancer care providers in more than 100 countries worldwide.  ... Read more

  • ASCO/AACR “Vail” Workshop on Clinical Cancer Research— A Fellow’s Perspective

    26 Feb 2013 01:46 PM

     Filipa Lynce, MDMember since: 2011Institution: MedStar Washington Hospital CenterSpecialties: Hematology/oncology"On behalf of the course co-directors, Drs. Lee M. Ellis, Mary L. Disis, and Mithat Gonen, as well as the workshop faculty, I am pleased to notify you that you have been selected to participate in the 2012 AACR/ASCO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research." This was how the journey began. In reality, it started earlier... Read more