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 ascoconnection@asco.org.

Dec 21, 2011
Rafat Abonour, MD, an oncologist and researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, led a pack of bicyclists on Miles for Myeloma, a 200-mile cycling tour to raise awareness of multiple myeloma. This was Dr. Abonour’s seventh consecutive Miles for Myeloma. To date, Dr. Abonour has raised nearly $1.5 million...
Dec 20, 2011
In November, the Society held a Health IT/EHR Symposium in Atlanta to help community oncology practices and large institutions navigate recent health care policy changes and leverage health information technology to improve the quality of care.
Dec 20, 2011
At the end of 2011, solving Medicare’s perennial “doc fix” continued to challenge the oncology community with the inability of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “supercommittee”) to reach an agreement last November. A significant cut to Medicare payments as a result of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) would create barriers to...
Dec 20, 2011
ASCO’s recently launched “ASCO in Action” site (asco.org/ascoaction)helps members stay abreast of public policy issues affecting the oncologycommunity and coordinates and facilitates responses to policymakers.The site could not have launched at a more critical time as...
Dec 20, 2011
Patients can learn what to expect after cancertreatment in ASCO’s new booklet, CancerSurvivorship: Next Steps for Patients and TheirFamilies. Content includes:
Dec 20, 2011
Stop by the ASCO University Bookstore in theExhibit Hall at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (January 19-21) and the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (February 2-4)to pick up samples. Detailed guides and factsheets on several types of gastrointestinaland genitourinary cancers...
Dec 20, 2011
Members of the rock band No Evidence of Disease—most ASCO members and all gynecologic oncologists—play for fun and cancer awareness
Dec 20, 2011
Director of Research at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana; medical oncologist, partner, and Vice President of Michiana Hematology Oncology, PC; principal investigator, Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium; and ASCO Board of Directors member
Dec 14, 2011
Benefit for Stanford Women’s Cancer Center Garners More Than $1 Million
Dec 12, 2011
The Society sadly marks the passing of oncologist, author, and performer Robert A. Buckman, MD, PhD, who passed away in his sleep on October 9, 2011, at age 63. 

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