Exclusive Journals Coverage

Exclusive Journals Coverage articles provide quick insight and additional author perspectives on select studies recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice.

Aug 23, 2013
ASCOconnection.org welcomes new columnist Edward P. Balaban, DO, FACP, FASCO. Dr. Balaban is a community hematologist/oncologist at Heritage Valley Hematology and Medical Oncology, Pennsylvania, and a staff member at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cancer Clinics.
Aug 22, 2013
In 2011, Jennifer Woyach, MD, of The Ohio State University, received a Young Investigator Award (YIA) from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.    Jennifer Woyach, MD
Aug 15, 2013
What’s in a name? Depending on the term and context, everything. Few words send a bolt of panic and fear through a person like “cancer” and “cancer diagnosis,” no matter how early the stage or how positive the prognosis.

“‘Cancer’ is a terrifying word for people. It doesn’t matter what the doctor says next, even if it’s ‘You’re going to...
Aug 06, 2013
Documentary, to debut in 2015, based on bestselling book The Emperor of All Maladies
The story of cancer encompasses thousandsof years, innumerable individuals,disheartening setbacks, and life-savingscientific discoveries. A new documentaryin production plans to illuminatethe history of cancer care, contemporarytriumphs in disease...
Aug 01, 2013
On August 1, 2013, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act began requiring manufacturers of drugs, devices, and biologicals to collect information on payments made to United States physicians. Passed as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, the Sunshine Act is designed to bring transparency to financial relationships between...
Jul 26, 2013
Formerly called the ASCO Statesman Award, the Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to ASCO. Their efforts benefit ASCO, the specialty of oncology, and, most importantly, the patients they serve.
Jul 23, 2013
By Nagi S. El Saghir, MD; Khaled M. Ibrahim, MD; and Georges Chahine, MD
Jul 09, 2013
ASCOconnection.org welcomes a new commentator—S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, is an Assistant Professor and gastrointestinal oncologist at Duke Cancer Institute. He is a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Director of Health Policy at the Center for Learning Health Care. Dr. Zafar is also a health services researcher with...
Jun 25, 2013
In 2012, a high school sophomore named Jack Andraka made waves in the oncology community by developing an inexpensive blood test for pancreatic cancer that could detect the disease in an early stage. The test, which garnered Andraka the 2012 Gordon E. Moore Award of the Intel International...