Features

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

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
Jul 02, 2012
Photos from the 2012 Annual Meeting.
Jul 02, 2012
Oncology’s next generation of leaders pursues Maintenance of Certification initiatives
Jul 02, 2012
ASCO partners with societies outside of the United States to develop skills of cancer researchers through educational workshops. These include International Clinical Trials Workshops (ICTWs) that support cancer research in economically emerging countries through the development of clinicians’ research skills in those countries. The goal of these...
Jul 02, 2012
Rafat Abonour, MD, takes his passion to find a cure for myeloma on the road 
Jul 02, 2012
My nonmedical friends and family members have asked me, “Why is it called a fellowship?” This usually led to my unsatisfactory answer involving something about research and the funding source.
Jun 02, 2012
Cancer science and information technology are advancing rapidly, but the way we care for patients today cannot fully capitalize on those advances. 

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