Features

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

Oct 29, 2012
Nicholas J. Petrelli, MD, lives for a challenge, “otherwise life is boring,” he says. As the Bank of America Endowed Medical Director of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Dr. Petrelli oversees Delaware’s largest cancer program.
Oct 25, 2012
Agir Ensemble (“Working Together”) is a nonprofit organization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that is engaged in the fight against cancer. In the interview that follows, Mateus Kambale Sahani, MD, Director of Agir Ensemble’s Health Department, shares his perspectives on cancer in the region.
Oct 11, 2012
Each year, new positions open on ASCO’s Board of Directors(including President-Elect) and on the ASCO Nominating Committee. In the following interview, Nominating Committee Chair Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, shares his insights on the process with ASCO Connection.
Aug 30, 2012
New website and Bookstore showcase e-Learning resources available for oncology professionals at all career levels For many students, young and old, September means “back to school” and a fresh start for meeting new faculty, signing up for the latest courses, and reconnecting with fellow learners and alumni in a place where formative ideas...
Aug 30, 2012
Increasing attention is being paid in the oncology community to cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship care for adolescent and young adult patients. ASCO has respondedto the need for greater education about the issues facing this population with a series of modules on ASCOUniversity® created in partnershipwith LIVESTRONG®, called “...
Aug 30, 2012
ASCO is beginning the development of a breast cancer–specific prototype for CancerLinQ™, the Society’s multiphase initiative to develop a rapid learning system in cancer care. The prototype will...
Aug 29, 2012
As the majority of patients with cancer in the Middle East present with advanced disease, often the only treatment option is palliative care. However, one of the main obstacles to the provision of appropriate palliative care and pain treatment is the lack of training for caregivers.
Aug 29, 2012
In the following interview, 2012-2013 ASCO President-Elect Clifford Hudis, MD, shares his thoughts on the importance of personalized medicine, ongoing challenges for the oncology community, and his plans and priorities for the Society.
Aug 29, 2012
Kenneth D. Miller, MD, of the Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Center at Sinai Hospital, Maryland, had been working as an oncologist in a community practice when his wife, Joan Miller, was diagnosed with leukemia. “Life and health can change in a sunset,” Dr. Miller said. “For both of us, it was a time to evaluate our lives. There were things we...
Jul 02, 2012
ASCO identifies common tests and treatments with no proven meaningful benefit; the goal—to improve quality and value in patient care

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