Features

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

Feb 24, 2014
In celebration of the Society's 50th anniversary, ASCO Daily News, the official news source of the ASCO Annual Meeting, will be producing a special supplement highlighting elements of this milestone, as well as profiling oncology luminaries as identified by ASCO leadership.
Dec 19, 2013
While the 50th anniversary provides a great backdrop to reflect on the many member-led accomplishments of the organization, ASCO has never been one to rest on its laurels. Under the direction of its member volunteers, the Society is always looking ahead with the goal of continually improving care and outcomes for patients. 
Dec 19, 2013
It’s been a little more than a decade since the Institute of Medicine landmark report Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care found overwhelming evidence of racial disparities in the U.S. health care system.
Dec 19, 2013
As the Society celebrates its 50th anniversary, numerous milestones demonstrate organization’s longtime commitment to the global exchange of knowledge, building bridges to improve the care of patients with cancer worldwide, and reducing disparities in patient outcomes.
Dec 18, 2013
On April 9, 1964, seven physicians assembled for lunch in a small meeting room in the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. They shared a single purpose: to improve the care of people with cancer.
Dec 18, 2013
ASCO is pleased to announce theresults of the recent Society election for President-Elect, the Board of Directors, and the Nominating Committee. The seven newly elected leaders will begin their terms at the conclusion of the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting in June.

Dec 16, 2013
For the second year, ASCO participated in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative intended to encourage conversations between physicians and patients about medical tests or procedures for which widespread use is not supported by evidence. Professional medical societies were invited to...
Dec 16, 2013
The Society has recently published Clinical Cancer Advances 2013: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer, a comprehensive review of progress in clinical cancer research that has come to fruition in 2013.
Dec 16, 2013
At a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy event on November 12, 2013, the Society announced that it had formally initiated development of the full CancerLinQ™ system, a groundbreaking health information technology (HIT) initiative to achieve higher quality, higher value cancer care with better outcomes for patients.
Oct 29, 2013
Monica Malik, MD, DNB, of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, in Hyderabad, India, has participated in both IDEA and LDP and discusses her experiences with ASCO Connection.

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