Features

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

Oct 24, 2017
With increasing adoption of clinical pathways, concerns have been raised regarding the proliferation of pathways, lack of transparency in development and methodologies used, administrative burden, and other factors that could paradoxically hinder patient access, care quality, and parity.
Oct 23, 2017
A recently identified and major contributing factor to low enrollment is the high cost of cancer clinical trial participation, but many trial sponsors and the clinical sites themselves are often wary of providing financial support for fear of violating rules of undue inducement.
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.

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