Features

The Features section includes articles on topics, events, people, and initiatives of interest to the oncology community.

Apr 22, 2014
2013 LIFe recipient Siraji Obayo, MD, of the Uganda Cancer Institute, shares a closer look at the situation for patients with cancer in Uganda and how the LIFe award is helping him take steps to improve cancer care in his home country.
Apr 22, 2014
My diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma during my first year of medical school dramatically influenced my career choice and later my interactions with patients and their families. I experienced the  reality of cancer at the young age of 21, just when I felt my future was starting.
Apr 22, 2014
The State of Cancer Care in America: 2014, a landmark report, examines how oncologists are trying to adapt to a growing demand for services, to changes in health care delivery systems, and to the economic pressures of maintaining small practices.
Apr 22, 2014
From the development of lifesaving drugs to the discovery of gene mutations that cause cancer and the advancement of molecular targeted therapy, clinical research trials are the tools that help demonstrate the validity of benchmarks in oncologic therapy. 
Apr 22, 2014
Every year, oncology professionals, patients, patient advocates, industry representatives, and major media outlets worldwide await the science presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting.
Feb 26, 2014
During last two decades, there were many problems in Armenia: a devastating earthquake, wars, closed borders, a crashed economy, to name some of the major issues. Of course, these all affected the health care system as well.
Feb 25, 2014
The evolution of oncology practice over the last 50 years has been remarkable. It is hard to imagine, but medical oncology was not a subspecialty recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) when ASCO was established in 1964.
Feb 25, 2014
The 2014 Symposium, which focused on "Integrating Biology Into Patient-Centered Care," saw a record attendance of more than 3,100 surgical, medical, and radiation specialists, 53% of whom travelled from outside the United States.
Feb 25, 2014
This year marked the 11th anniversary of the annual Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium, which had a record attendance of 3,400 clinicians and researchers from across the oncology field.
Feb 25, 2014
As ASCO celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding and its Annual Meeting, oncology professionals from around the world will gather to learn about, debate, and discuss exciting and practice changing advances in oncology.

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