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.

Sep 12, 2011
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Highlights:
Sep 12, 2011
Oncologist and former White House adviser Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as a Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine. He was also appointed to...
Sep 07, 2011
JCO has confirmed once again its position as publisher of the most important clinical oncology research, with higher scores recorded in key measures of a journal’s impact on scientific literature.
Sep 07, 2011
In order to more effectivelypresent the biologic implications of translational research published in JCO, a new section has been created, titled “Understanding the Pathway” (UTP). UTP articles accompany select original reports to explain the underlying pathway or biologic process illustrated by the study. JCO expects that UTP articles will enable...
Sep 07, 2011
Commitment to clinical research from community-based oncologists makes advances in cancer care a reality for current and future patients. However, maintaining a community-based research site has become an increasing challenge in recent years, and research program management skills often are not taught in formal training programs.Through a new...
Sep 07, 2011
As part of its efforts to ensure the long-term viability of an enhanced, federally funded national clinical trials network, ASCO developed a report that analyzes progress and implementation of IOM’s March 2010 report on the Cooperative Group Program.
Sep 07, 2011
ASCO recently released the results of the ASCO Study of Collaborative Practice Arrangements, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
Sep 07, 2011
The oncology drug shortage in the United States is at a crisis point. Last year there were over 211 medications in short supply, and those numbers are expected to increase by the end of this year. Since ASCO members first started reporting drug shortages to the organization in the summer of 2010, ASCO has taken a leadership role in crafting...
Sep 07, 2011
In July, ASCO released a policy statementthat outlined specific provisionsof the 2010 Patient Protection andAffordable Care Act that have thepotential to reduce racial and economicdisparities in cancer prevention, diagnosis,and treatment in the United States....
Sep 07, 2011
As both temperatures and tensionaround the federal budget debateclimbed to record highs in mid-summer,ASCO took a strong stand in oppositionto the $3 billion in cuts to Medicarereimbursement for chemotherapydrugs and biologics.

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