Features

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

Apr 19, 2012
Perspectives from UICC President-Elect Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz
From August 27–30, 2012, people from around the globe will gather in Montreal, Canada, for the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC’s) World Cancer Congress (WCC). The Congress, held every two...
Apr 16, 2012
In June 2011, Stephen A. Cannistra, MD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief for ASCO’s flagship publication, the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). In the following interview, he discusses the new features instituted...
Apr 16, 2012
ASCO has joined the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation and eight other medical specialty societies to take a collective stand in improving patient care and addressing rising health care costs. As part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, ASCO—backed by the expertise of more than 30,000 member oncologists—has...
Mar 19, 2012
Last month, on February 4, health care providers and patients with cancer from around the world had the honor of participating in social and media activities related to what has become “World Cancer Day.”
Feb 23, 2012
Each year, oncology professionals from every discipline and specialty gather at the premier educational event in the field—the ASCO Annual Meeting—to learn about the most innovative advances and best practices in cancer treatment. Join us on June 1-5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, for the latest science, expert-led educational sessions,...
Feb 23, 2012
ASCO President Michael P. Link, MD, was prominently featured on PBS’ NewsHour, which aired a series on the 40th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act. Dr. Link’s segment told the story of progress in pediatric oncology.

To see the video or read the transcript, visit pbs.org/...
Feb 21, 2012
Bad news is any news that negatively affects a person’s view of their future. Physician or not, everyone dreads giving bad news. We worry about causing anxiety and stress to another person. Empathy causes us to feel distress when we see others distressed.
Feb 09, 2012
According to the Cancer Incidence and Survival Report 2007 by the Saudi Cancer Registry, 12,309 cancer cases were diagnosed in Saudi Arabia in 2007 (Saudi Arabia’s population at the time was approximately 17 million).
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.

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