Committee Connection
  • In the Journals - November 2014

    24 Oct 2014 04:23 PM

    JOP “Quality in Action” Series to Launch in NovemberThis November will see the launch of “Quality in Action,” a new series from the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP). The new series will feature two brief articles describing quality improvement projects and an accompanying commentary by the section’s editor, Joseph O. Jacobson, MD, Chief Quality Officer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.The journal continues to encourage new submissions... Read more

  • Conquer Cancer Foundation Awards Support Novel Imaging Agents, Supportive Care for Survivors

    24 Oct 2014 03:54 PM

      Researcher Spotlight: Conquering Cancer with David G. Kirsch, MD, PhDDavid G. Kirsch, MD, PhD, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Basic and Translational Research at Duke University Medical Center, received a 2010 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) for research testing the safety of a novel imaging agent that can selectively label sarcomas and other cancers.The novel imaging agent... Read more

  • Year-End Giving: Many Convenient Options to Donate to the Conquer Cancer Foundation

    24 Oct 2014 03:41 PM

       DON’T FORGET: Your year-end gift to the Conquer Cancer Foundation will be matched 2:1 by Raj Mantena, RPh, providing three times the effect in advancing cancer care! Visit to learn more.    U.S. DONORS: Remember to make your gift by December 31, 2014, to claim a 2014 charitable deduction and to ensure your gift qualifies for the 2:1 match. The end of the year is... Read more

  • November 2014 Spotlight on Education: Meetings

    24 Oct 2014 03:21 PM

    Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium Missed the 2014 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium? View Virtual Meeting presentations at to review the data presented at the first year of this dynamic Symposium. Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium January 15–17, 2015; San Francisco, California; gicasym.orgHotel Reservation and Early Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 11:59 PM (EST) “Bridging Cancer Biology... Read more

  • New Edition of ASCO-SEP Available, MOC Credit Opportunity Offered

    24 Oct 2014 02:59 PM

      The newest edition of ASCO-SEP®, ASCO’s self-evaluation program in oncology, was released in October and is now available for purchase. The fourth edition of this publication features all-new self-assessment questions, an Online Question Bank with bonus questions, a complimentary eBook component, and a flashcard app (ASCO Flashcards).ASCO-SEP, 4th edition, is a comprehensive resource designed to help physicians assess their... Read more

  • Robert S. Miller, MD, FACP, FASCO, Joins ASCO as Medical Director for Society’s Institute for Quality

    30 Sep 2014 11:09 AM

        Today, we announced that Robert S. Miller, MD, FACP, FASCO, Assistant Professor of Oncology and Oncology Medical Information Officer at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, has been named Medical Director of the Institute for Quality (iQ™) of the Society. A long-time ASCO volunteer and leader, Dr. Miller is a pioneer in health-related information technology and in 21st Century methods of... Read more

  • In the Journals - September 2014

    27 Aug 2014 01:25 PM

    Don’t Miss JCO’s Rapid Communications Articles The Journal of Clinical Oncology’s (JCO) Rapid Communications articles are selected by JCO editors who believe that the findings will have an immediate impact on clinical practice. Because the content is deemed so important, Rapid Communications articles are moved as quickly as possible through the production process and are published online within four to six weeks of formal acceptance to... Read more

  • “Find a Cancer Doctor” Database Now GPS-Enabled

    26 Aug 2014 01:50 PM

    Cancer.Net’s popular “Find a Cancer Doctor” database is now GPS-enabled. This updated feature helps patients locate physicians and other health professionals from the Society who have agreed to share their information. The “Find a Cancer Doctor” database allows patients to search by an institution’s name or a specific physician’s name, as well as by oncology specialty. This database is an easy way to aggregate a list of health care providers... Read more

  • Updated Booklet Helps Patients Transition to Survivorship

    26 Aug 2014 01:47 PM

    ASCO’s popular booklet on cancer survivorship was recently updated and now joins the ASCO Answers collection of patient materials. ASCO Answers materials combine oncologist-approved information, a conversational tone, and a reassuring look and feel to give patients and their caregivers the tools and resources they need to become active participants in their cancer care. ASCO Answers: Cancer Survivorship contains trusted information... Read more

  • Cancer.Net Reveals New Look for Website

    26 Aug 2014 01:44 PM

    Cancer.Net recently revealed a new design and an easier way to navigate the award-winning website. Based on extensive testing, Cancer.Net refreshed its look and feel to improve each user’s experience. The latest changes keep Cancer.Net up to date with the newest trends in web design, offering a useful and clean look to help users quickly find the information they need. The website provides the same expert-approved information Cancer.Net... Read more