Features

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

Dec 16, 2013
For the second year, ASCO participated in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative intended to encourage conversations between physicians and patients about medical tests or procedures for which widespread use is not supported by evidence. Professional medical societies were invited to...
Dec 16, 2013
The Society has recently published Clinical Cancer Advances 2013: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer, a comprehensive review of progress in clinical cancer research that has come to fruition in 2013.
Dec 16, 2013
At a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy event on November 12, 2013, the Society announced that it had formally initiated development of the full CancerLinQ™ system, a groundbreaking health information technology (HIT) initiative to achieve higher quality, higher value cancer care with better outcomes for patients.
Oct 29, 2013
Monica Malik, MD, DNB, of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, in Hyderabad, India, has participated in both IDEA and LDP and discusses her experiences with ASCO Connection.
Oct 28, 2013
This summer, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) beganrequiring data collection for the PhysicianPayments Sunshine Act, a transparencymeasure implemented as partof the Patient Protection and AffordableCare Act to disclose financial relationshipsbetween physicians, teachinghospitals, and the pharmaceuticalindustry. Manufacturers...
Oct 28, 2013
The word “American” may be the first word in ASCO, but the Society does not end there. Approximately one-third of ASCO’s more than 30,000 members reside outside the United States. These international members represent a global community of cancer care providers and researchers in more than 100 countries. Over one-half of ASCO Annual Meeting...
Oct 25, 2013
Abstracts and poster presentations are an important modality of communication, networking, and professional development for fellows, junior faculty, and even senior investigators.
Aug 27, 2013
Oncology professionals interested in volunteering through the International Cancer Corps (ICC; asco.org/cancercorps) now have the opportunity to visit sites in Bhutan, Costa Rica, and Paraguay, in addition to the program’s established sites in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Hue, Vietnam.    
Aug 23, 2013
ASCO has been active in the field of quality measurement and quality improvement in cancer care for more than 10 years, following the creation of the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) in 2002. In 2012, in consideration of the significant resources and volunteer team now dedicated to quality care initiatives, the Society established the...
Aug 22, 2013
Government Relations Committee focuses on issues with long-term effects on cancer care  ASCO's Government Relations Committee (GRC) has set priorities (approved by the Board of Directors in 2013) to maintain focus on policy issues that directly affect oncology practice, cancer research, and patien

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