In their roles as patient advocates, Ms. Janine Guglielmino and Dr. Sue Friedman have observed growing patient confusion about breast cancer subtypes and the difference between acquired and inherited gene mutations.
Dr. Julia Jenkins volunteered with the International Cancer Corps to support palliative care providers in the Thimphu Valley, Bhutan.
Much of the progress of the past 5 decades was catalyzed by the National Cancer Act, signed into law by President Richard Nixon in December 1971.
In 2019, ASCO launched an Asia Pacific Regional Council, a group of distinguished oncology leaders from countries in the Asia Pacific region who advise ASCO on the needs of members in the region and facilitate and encourage member involvement in ASCO’s global activities.
"World Cancer Day 2021 is our opportunity to call upon all stakeholders to remind the world of a more challenging pandemic to come, the cancer pandemic," said Dr. Sana Al Sukhun.