The Features section includes articles on topics, events, people, and initiatives of interest to the oncology community.
Oct 23, 2017
At the height of the drug shortage crisis in 2011, the number of new drugs in shortage more than tripled. These drugs were primarily older, generic, injectable drugs that are lifesaving, but produce slim profit margins for manufacturers.
Oct 19, 2017
Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, blogs about cooking, travel, and family.
Oct 19, 2017
ASCO has a variety of membership categories, including emeritus for retired oncologists. The goal of this type of membership is to keep interested members involved in the oncology community at a level that fits with retired life.
Oct 18, 2017
As we celebrate National Pharmacy Week (Oct. 15-21), which honors the contributions of pharmacy professionals to patient care and safety, Dr. Amy Morris shares her experience participating in the Quality Training Program in 2016.
Oct 17, 2017
Throughout ASCO’s history, the Society has been dedicated to high-quality oncology care. In fact, its mission is “Conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.”
Oct 11, 2017
ASCO’s Quality Training Program is designed to train oncology health care providers to investigate and implement data-driven quality improvement and manage clinical and non-clinical processes and outcomes.
Sep 06, 2017
By Bishal Gyawali, MD Of the many activities ASCO conducts to improve global cancer care, one of the most recent additions is the Virtual Mentors (VM) program. This program pairs a mentee oncologist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a mentor from a high-income country (HIC) and facilitates clinical and/or research...
Sep 06, 2017
The year-long program aims to attract young oncologists with a keen interest in acquiring stronger health policy skills and have leadership, civic, policy, or advocacy experience.
Sep 01, 2017
On June 13, 2017, the delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) voted for Barbara McAneny, MD, FASCO, MACP, as the organization’s president-elect, making her the first oncologist elected to serve in this leadership position.
Short-Term Goals and Long-Term Implications of the First U.S.-Based Clinical Trial of Cuban-Made CIMAvax-EGF
Aug 31, 2017
Researchers overseeing the first U.S.-based clinical trial of CIMAvax-EGF at Roswell Park discuss the effectiveness of CIMAvax-EGF in non–small cell lung cancer, the results of completed clinical trials in Cuba, and long-term plans for additional testing of the vaccine.