Features

The Features section includes articles on topics, events, people, and initiatives of interest to the oncology community.

Sep 06, 2017
By Bishal Gyawali, MD Of the many activities ASCO conducts to improve global cancer care, one of the most recent additions is the Virtual Mentors (VM) program. This program pairs a mentee oncologist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a mentor from a high-income country (HIC) and facilitates clinical and/or research...
Sep 06, 2017
The year-long program aims to attract young oncologists with a keen interest in acquiring stronger health policy skills and have leadership, civic, policy, or advocacy experience.
Sep 01, 2017
On June 13, 2017, the delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) voted for Barbara McAneny, MD, FASCO, MACP, as the organization’s president-elect, making her the first oncologist elected to serve in this leadership position. 
Aug 31, 2017
Researchers overseeing the first U.S.-based clinical trial of CIMAvax-EGF at Roswell Park discuss the effectiveness of CIMAvax-EGF in non–small cell lung cancer, the results of completed clinical trials in Cuba, and long-term plans for additional testing of the vaccine.
Aug 31, 2017
Walk on the Wild Side: a documentary film featuring the revolutionary discoveries made by Dr. Emil Frei, Dr. Emil J. Freireich, Dr. James F. Holland, and others.
Aug 31, 2017
Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FASCO, a long-time member and volunteer, began her term as ASCO president-elect in June 2017; she will serve as 2018-2019 ASCO president.
Aug 30, 2017
ASCO has compiled resources for oncology care providers and patients in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and will be sharing updates on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Aug 30, 2017
In spite of the significant legal gains made by the LGBT community, bias and discrimination persists against LGBT individuals when they enter a health care setting.
Jul 14, 2017
Dr. Blanke is a professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute and an ASCO Board of Directors member.
Jul 05, 2017
For the theme that will guide his presidential term, Dr. Johnson selected “Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine,” which highlights the importance of making precision medicine accessible to every patient with cancer.

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