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

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
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...