Features

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

Oct 15, 2015
ASCO’s newest department has been operating for less than a year, but already it has embarked on consequential projects for the benefit of oncology practitioners around the country.
Oct 13, 2015
ASCO recently outlined steps Congress should take to advance the widespread interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) and prevent the practice of “information blocking.” The recommendations were outlined in an ASCO position statement released during a Capitol Hill briefing on...
Oct 13, 2015
Applications for 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) and Career Development Awards (CDAs) recently closed—which means, according to Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD, that this is the ideal time to start working on applications for 2017 grants and awards.
Sep 11, 2015
The “storm” of precision medicine has been blowing through all areas this year. What is its real meaning in oncologists’ eyes? What should and could scientists do now? These questions still need reflection and discussion.
Aug 26, 2015
Dr. Lori J. Wirth and Sailing Heals help patients experience the transformative power of the ocean.
Aug 26, 2015
CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of ASCO established for the development and operation of CancerLinQ™, recently announced its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as well as an additional member of its Board of Governors.
Aug 26, 2015
The 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting not only welcomed more than 37,000 attendees and many new cancer research advances, but also ushered in the 2015-2016 class of the Leadership Development Program (LDP).
Aug 26, 2015
ASCO President-Elect Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FASCO, who will serve as President in 2016-2017, discusses his goals and priorities for his leadership terms.
Aug 21, 2015
ASCO is preparing to expand the boundaries of precision medicine with the launch of its first clinical trial. At a press briefing during the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting, the Society formally announced its plans for the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) study.
Aug 21, 2015
Atul Gawande. Jerome Groopmam. Mehmet Oz. The popularity of these nationally recognized physicians brings home a clear message: The media is interested in what doctors have to say. And while most doctors do not host syndicated television shows, many will be called upon by the media during the course of their careers to explain the findings of a...

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