Features

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

Mar 25, 2011
April 2011: June 3-7, oncology professionals from across the globe will gather at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, to review the latest scientific data, examine new technologies, and connect (or re-connect) with colleagues. Registration, housing, and preliminary session information are available online at...
Mar 07, 2011
March 2011: January 2011 was meant to be remembered as a time in oncology when medical professionals traveled to Cairo, Egypt, to discuss the latest advances in cancer clinical trials, cancer treatment, and patient care.
Jan 06, 2011
With registration open for Stage 1 of the CMS Electronic Health Records Incentive Program, 2011 will be the year for oncologists to evaluate the practice changes they need to make in order to move to EHRs.
Jan 05, 2011
January 2011 issue: The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 2010 World Cancer Congress, held in China on August 18-21, consisted of a panel of 360 speakers who presented on issues linked to UICC’s World Cancer Declaration.
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
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.

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