Features

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

Dec 21, 2011
To enhance the membership experience, ASCO is pleased to present its most frequently accessed member benefit in app form: the iDirectory.
Dec 21, 2011
As a result of the United Nations High-level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases a Political Declaration was unanimously adopted as a demonstration of commitment by countries around the world to reverse the epidemic of cancer and other NCDs.
Dec 20, 2011
Publishing a journal article is an important career milestone for many oncology fellows and junior faculty. However, it also brings a new responsibility: to ensure that your scientific writing practices line up with ethical and professional standards.
Dec 20, 2011
On November 3, ASCO issued a new report that lays out ASCO’s vision for transforming clinical and translational research to deliver more effective and personalized cancer therapies faster. The report, Accelerating Progress Against Cancer: ASCO’s Blueprint for Transforming...
Dec 19, 2011
Optimal cancer treatment, which can offer cures or extend apatient’s life by months, years, or even decades, could bederailed by a lack of supply of critical therapies. Drug shortages,which first became widespread in the mid-2000s, are becoming anincreasingly serious problem in health care and in oncologyspecifically. As of the time of this...
Dec 19, 2011
ASCO is a powerful advocate for more than 30,000 members and their patients on issues of public policy relevant to health care, reimbursement, research funding, and other legislative matters that affect oncology. Richard L. Schilsky, MD, ASCO Past President and current Chair of the Government Relations Committee, discusses the Society’s priorities...
Sep 12, 2011
The Internet became synonymous with the phrase “information superhighway” in the 1990s because of its worldwide capability to facilitate the rapid exchange of information. One of the unintended byproducts of this great leap forward has been information overload. Oncology professionals already under fierce time constraints can end up wasting...
Sep 12, 2011
From July 30 through August 5, 2011, 100 trainee researchers and nearly 40 clinical research experts gathered in Vail, Colorado, for the ASCO/American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research. A combination of didactic presentations, career-development mentoring, and intensive protocol development served...
Sep 12, 2011
From the moment researchers first observed a placebo effect, the connection between mind, body, and wellness has been evident, albeit mysterious. In the world of cancer care, the link between mental and physical health has spurred the evolution of psycho-oncology.
Sep 12, 2011
Oncology professionals interested in volunteering through the International Cancer Corps now have the opportunity to visit sites in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Hue, Vietnam, in addition to the program’s inaugural site in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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