ASCO & Member News

Find 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 Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation.

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

Dec 03, 2010
November 2010: The Society mourns the loss of long-time ASCO volunteer Karen A. Johnson, MD, PhD, MPH, who died of ovarian cancer on August 19, 2010, at the age of 64.

Dr. Johnson was known by her colleagues as a researcher who was passionate about cancer prevention and translating it into patient benefit, even before her...
Sep 23, 2010
October 2010 Issue: Improved outcomes for patients with cancer is the goal of all ASCO members, and innovative science is a critical means to that end. “Even almost 20 years ago, it was very clear that ASCO is the premier society for physicians and clinical researchers in hematology/oncology. As a practicing oncologist, clinical...
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: A multidisciplinary approach is critical in breast cancer research and treatment, and funding that model also requires a collaborative effort. Together, The ASCO Cancer Foundation® and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ® (BCRF) have built an effective collaboration worthy of emulation by other philanthropic...
Sep 22, 2010
The Journal of Thoracic Oncology published “Screening for Lung Cancer with Low- Dose Computed Tomography,” by Shaad E. Abdullah, MD, of Montefiore Medical Center, in New York, and colleagues.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: For some people, relaxing means leaning back and putting their feet up. Not so for ASCO member W. Charles Penley, MD, of Tennessee Oncology, who finds relaxation paddling whitewater rapids. Dr. Penley—Immediate Past Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee and member of the Cancer Education Committee and The ASCO...
Sep 17, 2010
September 2010: ASCO’s Special Awards Selection Committee requests your nomination for the 2011 Special Awards. The awards are:
Sep 09, 2010
September 2010: Oncologists have an undeniably tough job. On top of having to understand extremely high-level science, they must also keep a stiff upper lip when faced with challenging and heart wrenching patient situations. The field of oncology isn’t all about the science; there’s a delicate art to answering the tough questions,...
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