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  • 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

  • Highlights from the 2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

    23 Apr 2013 12:01 PM

      William C. Huang, MD, discusses the  Surveillance,  Epidemiology, and End Results  (SEER)-Medicare  study during the 2013  Genitourinary Cancers  Symposium.The 2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium was held February 14-16, in Orlando, Florida, with a record number in attendance—2,350. The following highlights are courtesy of the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Daily News team.Prostate cancerAttendees learned... Read more

  • Revamped ASCO.org 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 ASCO.org 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