Features

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

Sep 22, 2010
October 2010: Technology can be a boon and a burden to the busy oncologist—new tools and applications can streamline information and save time, but researching and learning to use all the latest gadgets can be frustrating and time consuming. ASCO’s IT Committee is focused on helping oncology professionals apply technology in the most...
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: Chile has become one of the most stable democratic nations in the region. However, despite significant economic growth that has reduced poverty rates by half, the annual estimated incidence of cancer is still 240 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, or QOPI®, was first proposed to the Society’s Board of Directors in 2002 by Joseph V. Simone, MD, who envisioned ASCO as the international leader in promoting high quality cancer care.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: These tips might help busy oncologists improve digital productivity and reclaim lost time.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: Oncology is a field that embraces cutting-edge technology, celebrating new imaging techniques and innovative personalized treatment regimens that can improve the lives of patients with cancer.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world recognized ASCO members Larry W. Kwak, MD, PhD, and Douglas J. Schwartzentruber, MD, for their contributions to the field of cancer vaccine research.
Sep 20, 2010
September 2010: ASCO Connection recently followed up with 2005 recipient of the ASCO Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award (YIA) supported by the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO)—...
Aug 10, 2010
August 2010: We’ve all seen the news coverage of the war-torn nation of Iraq. You would never know that this country — a historically prosperous, well-civilized country with a rich, ancient heritage — was once making its way to the forefront of oncology care. And although Iraqis are currently facing a vast array of problems — security is...
Jun 28, 2010
July 2010 Issue: The first half of 2010 saw a number of highly publicized, deadly natural disasters. On January 12, the Republic of Haiti experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, with more than 50 aftershocks of 4.5 or greater in the following weeks. The event was catastrophic: the Haitian government estimated that 230,000 people had died...
Jun 28, 2010
The size and pace of this meeting is a small reflection of change in the world around us. As clinical oncologists, we’re all interested in what changes we can make to better treat our patients when we go home next week.

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