Features

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

Feb 23, 2012
ASCO President Michael P. Link, MD, was prominently featured on PBS’ NewsHour, which aired a series on the 40th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act. Dr. Link’s segment told the story of progress in pediatric oncology.

To see the video or read the transcript, visit pbs.org/...
Feb 21, 2012
Bad news is any news that negatively affects a person’s view of their future. Physician or not, everyone dreads giving bad news. We worry about causing anxiety and stress to another person. Empathy causes us to feel distress when we see others distressed.
Feb 09, 2012
According to the Cancer Incidence and Survival Report 2007 by the Saudi Cancer Registry, 12,309 cancer cases were diagnosed in Saudi Arabia in 2007 (Saudi Arabia’s population at the time was approximately 17 million).
Dec 21, 2011
To enhance the membership experience, ASCO is pleased to present its most frequently accessed member benefit in app form: the iDirectory.
Dec 21, 2011
As a result of the United Nations High-level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases a Political Declaration was unanimously adopted as a demonstration of commitment by countries around the world to reverse the epidemic of cancer and other NCDs.
Dec 20, 2011
Publishing a journal article is an important career milestone for many oncology fellows and junior faculty. However, it also brings a new responsibility: to ensure that your scientific writing practices line up with ethical and professional standards.
Dec 20, 2011
On November 3, ASCO issued a new report that lays out ASCO’s vision for transforming clinical and translational research to deliver more effective and personalized cancer therapies faster. The report, Accelerating Progress Against Cancer: ASCO’s Blueprint for Transforming...
Dec 19, 2011
Optimal cancer treatment, which can offer cures or extend apatient’s life by months, years, or even decades, could bederailed by a lack of supply of critical therapies. Drug shortages,which first became widespread in the mid-2000s, are becoming anincreasingly serious problem in health care and in oncologyspecifically. As of the time of this...
Dec 19, 2011
ASCO is a powerful advocate for more than 30,000 members and their patients on issues of public policy relevant to health care, reimbursement, research funding, and other legislative matters that affect oncology. Richard L. Schilsky, MD, ASCO Past President and current Chair of the Government Relations Committee, discusses the Society’s priorities...
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...

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