Features

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

Oct 28, 2013
This summer, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) beganrequiring data collection for the PhysicianPayments Sunshine Act, a transparencymeasure implemented as partof the Patient Protection and AffordableCare Act to disclose financial relationshipsbetween physicians, teachinghospitals, and the pharmaceuticalindustry. Manufacturers...
Oct 28, 2013
The word “American” may be the first word in ASCO, but the Society does not end there. Approximately one-third of ASCO’s more than 30,000 members reside outside the United States. These international members represent a global community of cancer care providers and researchers in more than 100 countries. Over one-half of ASCO Annual Meeting...
Oct 25, 2013
Abstracts and poster presentations are an important modality of communication, networking, and professional development for fellows, junior faculty, and even senior investigators.
Aug 27, 2013
Oncology professionals interested in volunteering through the International Cancer Corps (ICC; asco.org/cancercorps) now have the opportunity to visit sites in Bhutan, Costa Rica, and Paraguay, in addition to the program’s established sites in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Hue, Vietnam.    
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...

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