Committee Connection
  • ASCO Launches New Disclosure Management System

    10 Apr 2014 12:48 PM

    ASCO’s commitment to balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its activities has been reflected in its responsible management of financial interactions with for-profit health care companies that could create real or perceived conflicts of interest. To help members and the Society continue to manage these interactions appropriately, ASCO has updated its Conflict of Interest policy and launched a new Conflict of Interest Disclosure... Read more

  • Explore ASCO’s Accomplishments in 2013 Annual Report

    13 Mar 2014 05:23 PM

        The 2013 ASCO Annual Report is available online as an enhanced PDF. Learn about the Society's ongoing programs and new initiatives from the past year, including the continued development of CancerLinQTM and other quality-focused programs; the launch of ASCO International; highlights from educational meetings; and advocacy and policy efforts. The report also includes information on ASCO's revenues and expenses from 2013,... Read more

  • Raising the Bar for Clinical Trials

    25 Feb 2014 09:18 PM

    The ASCO Cancer Research Committee’s consensus recommendations for clinical trial outcomes that would provide clinically meaningful results to patients have been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Following the November 2011 publication of the ASCO report “Accelerating Progress Against Cancer: ASCO’s Blueprint for Transforming Clinical and Translational Cancer Research,” the Cancer Research Committee turned its sights toward... Read more

  • New Tools for Community-Based Research

    25 Feb 2014 09:08 PM

    ASCO’s Community Research Forum has developed the ASCO Clinical Research Quality Assessment Tool, which is designed to help community research sites exceed the minimum quality standards of conducting clinical research. The tool provides an overview of ASCO’s recommendations for the important components of an internal quality assessment program and contains a checklist to help sites conduct an assessment of whether their program includes... Read more

  • Clinical Trials Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

    25 Feb 2014 09:04 PM

    ASCO has developed informational materials for providers and patients on the clinical trials insurance coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Information for providers can be found on ASCO’s Insurance Coverage for Clinical Trials page, and patient information is available on Cancer.Net. The ACA provision, which became effective for plans sold after January 1, 2014, sets the national minimum for coverage of approved phase I,... Read more

  • ASCO Honors 50th Anniversary of First U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health

    25 Feb 2014 08:59 PM

    January marked the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. The report was the first from the federal government to document the link between smoking and cancer. “In the 50 years since the report’s release, tobacco use has declined considerably. More research on the harmful effects of smoking, as well as the dangers of secondhand smoke, have raised awareness and discouraged large numbers of... Read more

  • ASCO to Release Report on the State of Cancer Care in America

    25 Feb 2014 08:56 PM

    ASCO is committed to ensuring that Americans have access to high-quality, high-value cancer prevention and treatment services—and that all patients benefit fully from the nation’s investments in cancer research. In mid-March, the Society will be releasing The State of Cancer Care in America: 2014, a report that examines the many factors that affect the ability of the United States to reach these goals, from current and projected demand for services... Read more

  • March 2014 Spotlight on Education: Meetings

    25 Feb 2014 03:44 PM

    Leadership Skills Seminar March 31-April, 1, 2014; Alexandria, VA; Markers in Cancer Diagnostic Development Tutorial May 5-6, 2014; Bethesda, Maryland; Pre-Annual Meeting Seminars May 29-30, 2014; Chicago, Illinois; Clinical Care in Oncology for the Advanced Practice Provider Genetics and Genomics for the Practicing Clinician Hematology for the... Read more

  • ASCO University’s® 2014 Curricula for Advanced Practice Providers (ACAPP™)

    25 Feb 2014 02:34 PM

     2014 Curricula for Advanced Practice Providers  General Curriculum—Basic PackageSurvivorshipCommunicating PrognosisCancer Care for Older PatientsCancer Care for Adolescents and Young AdultsChemotherapy Administration and PharmacologyChemotherapy Safety StandardsGrading of TumorsStaging of TumorsOverview of Anticancer TherapiesCultural Competence for Oncology PracticeGenetic Testing in OncologyChemotherapy-Induced... Read more

  • 15 Ways the Conquer Cancer Foundation Supports ASCO and Its Members

    25 Feb 2014 02:21 PM

    As ASCO turns 50, the Conquer Cancer Foundation, founded as The ASCO Foundation in 1999, turns 15. For those 15 years, the Foundation has fueled some of ASCO's most critical programs in research, education, and patient information resources worldwide— programs that would not be possible without the philanthropic support of Conquer Cancer Foundation donors. In honor of the Conquer Cancer Foundation's 15th anniversary,... Read more