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

Feb 26, 2013
ASCO members will see a significant expansion of the Society’s international programs and engagement with medical professionals around the world beginning in 2013, an effort led by the International Affairs Committee.
Feb 12, 2013
Despite what childhood nursery rhymes proclaim, words matter. Language can be used to encourage or condemn, to enliven or dishearten. And in the medical field, words can be a healing tool in a physician’s armamentarium or the roadblock undermining the doctor-patient relationship.
Dec 20, 2012
When she isn’t at work, Julie Gralow, MD, of the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, enjoys exercising, being outdoors, and seeing the world.
Dec 20, 2012
When I was asked to write about “A Day in the Life of an Oncologist in an Academic Setting,” this seemed like a daunting task.
Dec 20, 2012
ASCO’s support of Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), an international medical education organization, provides an opportunity to strengthen cancer care medical centers in low-resource countries.
Dec 20, 2012
ASCO and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have a rich history of collaborations worldwide, particularly among developing nations.
Dec 19, 2012
As the New Year begins, so do the vows to turn over a new leaf and makehealthier choices: to spend more time at the gym, to eat fewercheeseburgers, to stop smoking. There is no better time for oncologiststo talk with their patients about lifestyle interventions and cancerprevention. ASCO offers tools and resources to help start theconversation.
Dec 18, 2012
ASCO's clinical practice guidelines provide recommendations on challenging clinical scenarios and offer tools for decision-making.
Dec 10, 2012
The newest edition of ASCO-SEP®, has been released this month, featuring all-new self-assessment questions, an Online Question Bank complete with bonus questions, an eBook component, and a flashcard app (ASCO Flashcards).
Oct 30, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted new Medicare reporting requirements that may significantly impact oncology practices that treat patients covered by Medicare. Namely, CMS is shifting from offering incentives to providers for participating in certain reporting programs—the current system—to reducing reimbursements...