Features

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

Sep 12, 2011
The Internet became synonymous with the phrase “information superhighway” in the 1990s because of its worldwide capability to facilitate the rapid exchange of information. One of the unintended byproducts of this great leap forward has been information overload. Oncology professionals already under fierce time constraints can end up wasting...
Sep 12, 2011
From July 30 through August 5, 2011, 100 trainee researchers and nearly 40 clinical research experts gathered in Vail, Colorado, for the ASCO/American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research. A combination of didactic presentations, career-development mentoring, and intensive protocol development served...
Sep 12, 2011
From the moment researchers first observed a placebo effect, the connection between mind, body, and wellness has been evident, albeit mysterious. In the world of cancer care, the link between mental and physical health has spurred the evolution of psycho-oncology.
Sep 12, 2011
Oncology professionals interested in volunteering through the International Cancer Corps now have the opportunity to visit sites in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Hue, Vietnam, in addition to the program’s inaugural site in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Sep 12, 2011
I’ve known for weeks that this piece on time management was due today, and ironically here I am writing it at the last minute.
Jun 22, 2011
Photos from the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Jun 22, 2011
In September 2010, the ASCO Board of Directors approved a clinical trials strategic plan defining the Society’s role in supporting clinical investigators and increasing participation in cancer clinical trials.
Jun 22, 2011
In 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology was born from the shared passion and dedication of seven founding members. How far the Society has come: in 2011, ASCO officially became 30,000 oncology professionals strong.
Jun 02, 2011
The ESMO/ASCO Recommendations for a Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology are a set of guidelines, with a global perspective, for the clinical training required for physicians to qualify as medical oncologists.
Jun 01, 2011
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has instituted new limitations on internal medicine intern and resident duty hours, effective July 1, 2011. Among other requirements, the new standards include rules that duty periods of post-graduate...

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