Features

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

Jan 05, 2011
January 2011 issue: ASCO benefits from the hard work and dedication of its committee volunteers— but the opportunity to serve on committees yields up benefits for members themselves.
Jan 04, 2011
January 2011 issue: Over its 11-year existence, The ASCO Cancer Foundation® has been vital to ASCO programs, providing support that would not be possible through member dues only—more than $10 million in 2009 alone.
Jan 04, 2011
January 2011: Palliative care is frequently perceived as an end-of-life measure, an option only when curative or life-prolonging therapy is no longer beneficial. Experts in palliative medicine argue that this is a false perception.
Jan 04, 2011
January 2011: Ethics is an intrinsic part of medicine, from the Hippocratic Oath and the principle of “first, do no harm,” to the daily considerations of patient privacy and informed consent. The ASCO Ethics Committee helps members navigate the ethical complications of the modern practice of oncology. In the following conversation with...
Nov 22, 2010
November 2010: Finding the right mentor and developing a productive relationship with him or her can be a critical move for an early-career oncologist.
Sep 23, 2010
October 2010 Issue: In our days of accelerated discoveries, light-speed communication, and rapidly changing technology, the world of physicians is overloaded with arrays of new data and the spread of new information.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010: Technology can be a boon and a burden to the busy oncologist—new tools and applications can streamline information and save time, but researching and learning to use all the latest gadgets can be frustrating and time consuming. ASCO’s IT Committee is focused on helping oncology professionals apply technology in the most...
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: Chile has become one of the most stable democratic nations in the region. However, despite significant economic growth that has reduced poverty rates by half, the annual estimated incidence of cancer is still 240 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative, or QOPI®, was first proposed to the Society’s Board of Directors in 2002 by Joseph V. Simone, MD, who envisioned ASCO as the international leader in promoting high quality cancer care.
Sep 22, 2010
October 2010 Issue: These tips might help busy oncologists improve digital productivity and reclaim lost time.

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