Sep 03, 2010
Newest JOP Editorial Board Members
September 2010: Five new members joined the Journal of Oncology Practice’s editorial board this past quarter. Each will be serving a three-year term in a general capacity.
Ben Ebrahimi, MD, Pomona, CA
Aug 23, 2010
August 2010: An obituary in the New York Times described Henry Kaplan, MD, who served as chair of radiology from 1948 to 1972, as the physician and scientist most credited with “transforming Hodgkin’s disease from a hopeless form of cancer to one of the most curable.” Oncologist and professor of medicine emeritus Charlotte Jacobs...
Aug 18, 2010
August 2010: ASCO In Action: Policy and Practice
When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2011, ASCO identified the following areas of concern for members:
Changes arising from the PPIS
Jul 13, 2010
July 2010: On July 13, CMS released the Final Rule (FR) on “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program.” The FR specifies the initial criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and...
Jun 29, 2010
July 2010 Issue: ASCO and The ASCO Cancer Foundation® recently announced a collaboration with LIVESTRONG for the development of online educational resources on ASCO University™ that address topics related to the diagnosis and care of adolescents and young adults with cancer. As there has been a lack of progress in the diagnosis and...
Jun 28, 2010
July 2010 Issue: ASCO member Thomas A. Buchholz, MD, FACR, is Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas.
One Sunday in April, however, Dr. Buchholz bore a title of a different sort—caddie for golf superstar Phil Mickelson. No, not at the Masters, where...
Jun 22, 2010
May 2010: ASCO Immediate Past President Douglas W. Blayney, MD, was appointed the Ann and John Doerr Medical Director of the Stanford Cancer Center. He was previously Medical Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Elizabeth Ceilley, MD, was named Medical Director...
Jun 21, 2010
July 2010 Issue: Early-career oncologists interested in taking on a more visible role within ASCO have a unique opportunity to gain extensive exposure to ASCO’s mission and leadership positions by participating in the organization’s Leadership Development Program. This year-long program is designed to set oncologists in the early phases...
Jun 21, 2010
July 2010 Issue: ASCO Adopts Code for Interactions with Private Sector In April, ASCO was among the first organizations to sign the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) Code of Conduct for Interactions with Companies. The voluntary code provides detailed guidance to medical specialty societies on appropriate interactions with for...
May 19, 2010
May 2010: The ASCO Cancer Foundation continues its tradition of supporting the best and most innovative clinical cancer research. The following grants and awards will be presented to meritorious researchers at the 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA)