Features

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

Jun 25, 2015
Personalized cancer care is not a new concept, but its application has been enabled and enhanced by a far greater understanding than ever before of the biologic underpinnings of cancer....
Jun 25, 2015
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) presented more than $6.7 million in grants and awards to more than 200 promising oncology researchers at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting. The Conquer Cancer Foundation and ASCO congratulate the recipients on their contributions to the field of oncology and offer profound thanks to the generous organizations...
Jun 25, 2015
CancerLinQ™ LLC, provided the first demonstration of its groundbreaking HIT platform at ASCO’s 51st Annual Meeting in Chicago’s McCormick Place. CancerLinQ has also completed agreements with 12 of the 15 oncology practices across the United States that will adopt the first version of...
Jun 05, 2015
Dr. Adaugo Amobi and Dr. Larissa Nekhlyudov summarize their review of currently available smartphone applications in oncology, with the goal of enabling clinicians and patients to gain a better understanding of how various applications may be utilized in clinical practice.
Apr 27, 2015
ASCO has launched a new department, Clinical Affairs, to provide practices with the resources needed to thrive in today’s changing environment. The new department will offer guidance in managing day-to-day activities, such as negotiating with payers, implementing quality requirements...
Apr 27, 2015
At the Annual Business Meeting held in conjunction with the ASCO Annual Meeting, Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will succeed Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO as ASCO President.
Apr 26, 2015
It has been two years since ASCO launched ASCO International, a portfolio of integrated programs to advance oncology around the world. In that time, several new programs have been launched and existing programs expanded in significant ways.
Apr 26, 2015
The US cancer care system faces tremendous turbulence while dealing with growing numbers of cancer patients and survivors...
Apr 26, 2015
Nearly 3,000 attendees gathered at the 2015 Genitourinary (GU) Cancers Symposium, held on February 26-28 in Orlando, Florida, with the goal of exchanging ideas, best practices, and scientific research that will lead to future progress in GU cancers.
Apr 26, 2015
The 12th annual Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium was held January 15-17, 2015, in San Francisco. More than 3,400 gastroenterologists, oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and other members of the cancer care community gathered to exchange ideas, best practices, and scientific research. More than 50% of attendees at...

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