Features

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

Jun 20, 2014
Peg Ford spent most of her adult life on the sidelines of conventional medicine. But in 2007, Ms. Ford was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and found herself immersed in the system she had once avoided, running between the offices of gynecologic oncologists, radiologists, and surgeons.
Jun 19, 2014
ASCO launched its Leadership Development Program in 2009 withthe goal of providing formal leadership training for those interested in improving their skills and serving in increasingly challenging roles within ASCO and in other organizations.
Jun 19, 2014
ASCO may be known as the American Society of Clinical Oncology, but its reach extends far beyond U.S. borders. ASCO welcomed its first international members in 1965—just one year after the Society was founded.
Apr 22, 2014
ASCO is committed to balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities through appropriate disclosure and management of financial interests.
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.

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