Society & Member News

From the Society features highlights of ASCO initiatives, including news related to oncology research and clinical practice, policy and advocacy, education, and meetings, and updates on ASCO’s patient-centered site, Cancer.Net, and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.

Member News provides updates on ASCO member career news, awards, and recognitions, as well as profiles of ASCO volunteer leaders. If you have news you would like to share, please contact

Apr 18, 2012
Amy Abernethy, MD, and Eric H. Bernicker, MD, joined the Journal of Oncology Practice Editorial Board.
Michael B. Atkins, MD, joined Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center as its Deputy Director. Dr. Atkins was previously a Professor of Medicine and Deputy Chief of the division of Hematology/Oncology at Beth Israel...
Apr 18, 2012
As the result of an ASCO Board of Directors’ initiative, a new Community Research Forum will be working to identify and address two key issues per year in collaboration with community physicians involved in research.

The ASCO Board of Directors’ Clinical Trial Strategic Plan of 2010 has helped define the Society’s role in supporting...
Apr 18, 2012
The November 2011 issue of theJournal of Oncology Practice (JOP) features an article from the ExemplaryAttributes of Clinical Trials Sitesseries focused on the use of NCI’sAccrualNet. The article complementsoriginal research, also published in theNovember 2011...
Apr 18, 2012
According to principles of adult learning, knowledge retention and application occurs best when information is presented and repeated over a period of time. ASCO University® is now offering an engaging new mobile learning format for self-assessment: Daily Medical Education™ (DME). With DME, questions are delivered by email on a defined schedule...
Apr 18, 2012
Chief of Breast Cancer Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and 2012–2013 ASCO President-Elect
Apr 17, 2012
In February, ASCO worked to raise awareness about the shortage ofpreservative-free methotrexate; supported the legislative efforts of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and John Carney (D-DE) to address the crisis; and delivered recommendations for a long-term solution at an FDA news briefing.
Apr 16, 2012
JCO readers will soon find a new article type in the publication—Oncology Grand Rounds—that will place the findings of an original report into a clinical, practical, real-world context.Oncology Grand Rounds stems from a vision that Stephen A. Cannistra, MD,...
Apr 16, 2012
If you are attending the Annual Meeting and would like to pick up samples of the Cancer.Net educational materials listed below, visit ASCO Central in the Oncology Professionals Hall.
Apr 04, 2012
As a participant in the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, ASCO has issued a “Top Five” list of common, costly...
Feb 23, 2012
Chief of the Division of Women’s Cancers, Director of the Breast Oncology Center, and Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and ASCO Board of Directors member AC: What led...