Features

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

Aug 23, 2013
ASCO has been active in the field of quality measurement and quality improvement in cancer care for more than 10 years, following the creation of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) in 2002. In 2012, in consideration of the significant resources and volunteer team now dedicated to quality care initiatives, the Society established the...
Aug 22, 2013
Government Relations Committee focuses on issues with long-term effects on cancer care  ASCO's Government Relations Committee (GRC) has set priorities (approved by the Board of Directors in 2013) to maintain focus on policy issues that directly affect oncology practice, cancer research, and patien
Aug 22, 2013
Genomic medicine can be transformative, but it also presents a set of unique challenges, both expected and unexpected.
Jun 26, 2013
From inexperienced fellows in training to new junior faculty members and world-renowned senior investigators, competing for grants occurs at all stages of academic research and is an essential component of everyday life for clinical and basic science investigators.
Jun 26, 2013
Promising researchers receive more than $5 million ingrants and awards
Jun 26, 2013
Oncology care costs continueto be a target in federal budget and Medicare debates Significant policy and practice challenges to the oncology communitywill likely occur this year as the U.S. Congress wrestles with theever-deepening federal deficit and soaring health care costs. Medicarespending—bearing a large burden of the ever-rising...
Jun 26, 2013
When breast surgeon April L. Speed, MD, of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group-Hillandale, picked up the phone to speak with a patient concerned about a breast lump, she had no idea it would lead to an opportunity to educate millions of people about breast cancer. The patient was Kenya Moore, a former Miss USA and a cast member on the Bravo reality...
Jun 25, 2013
Iran has a population of 75 million—a large portion of which is under age 30. Cancer is the third most common cause of death after coronary heart disease and road traffic accidents, and in recent decades, the mortality of cancer has increased.
Jun 25, 2013
In 2011, ASCO convened a new committee to oversee the Society’s survivorship activities and provide leadership in joint efforts with other societies. Cancer Survivorship Committee member and survivorship expert Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), discusses ongoing initiatives in this important arena...
Jun 25, 2013
ASCO has completed the prototype of CancerLinQ™, the Society’s ground-breaking health information technology (HIT) initiative to achieve higher-quality, higher-value cancer care with better outcomes for patients.

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