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Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMedSc, FASCO
Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS, FASCO, is the Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor and Director of the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center at the Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Institute, where he specializes in gynecologic oncology. He is also Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford. An ASCO member since 1983, he is the Co-Chair of the Management of Cervical Cancer Guideline Expert Panel. He has also served on numerous other ASCO committees, including the Scientific Program Committee and the Cancer Education Committee.
Dec 23, 2013
It’s an honor tolaunch ASCO’s 50thanniversary with the January 2014 issue of yourmember publication,a fitting forumas the Society’s initiatives and growthhave always been member-focused andmember-led.
Oct 29, 2013
The Society’sinternational reachcontinues to grow.We now have morethan 10,000 non-U.S.–based members,approximately one-third of theSociety’s total membership. In addition,more than half of all Annual Meetingattendees hail from non-U.S. locations.
Aug 27, 2013
Pursuing quality measurement and quality improvement in cancer care are now mainstream expectations for the oncology community. All of us should be taking steps to ensure that quality standards are implemented at our institutions and practices, not only because quality measurement plays a role in...
Jun 28, 2013
We know that oncology care costs and physician reimbursement issues continue to be a central concern for the oncology community. As the nation gears up for an active fall lobbying season, there is no doubt that health care reform, Medicare, and Medicaid will continue to be prime targets in federal...
Apr 23, 2013
This issue of our member magazine, ASCO Connection, certainly captures the dichotomies in oncology today. We have the promise of high-tech treatments based on molecular pathways and personalized medicine as captured by many of the Oral Abstract Sessions to be...
Mar 01, 2013
It will soon be spring and that means it’s time to start planning your ASCO Annual Meeting experience. Our cover story will help you do just that with a sneak preview of the...