Features

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

Apr 23, 2013
The 2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium was held February 14-16, in Orlando, Florida, with a record number in attendance—2,350. The following highlights are courtesy of the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Daily News team.
 
Apr 17, 2013
On June 3, at the Annual Business Meeting held in conjunction with the ASCO Annual Meeting, Clifford Hudis, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will succeed Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, as ASCO President.
Apr 17, 2013
If, after an intense day of highly scientific presentations, you are interested in exercising a different part of your brain in contemplation of Monet’s Water Lilies or an avant-garde sculpture such as the Millennium Park Cloud Gate (fondly called “the bean”), Chicago boasts an impressive array of art museums, galleries, tours, and exhibitions....
Apr 17, 2013
The 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium was held January 24-26, in San Francisco, California. The following highlights are courtesy of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Daily News team.
Apr 17, 2013
As a surgical oncologist, Hugo V. Villar, MD, FACS, has a keen understanding of the body’s mechanics. When he’s off work, his interests turn to mechanics of an entirely different kind: restoring classic cars and antique clocks.
Apr 17, 2013
For oncologists participating in clinical practice who have completed oncology training, we recognize that continuing medical education (CME) is crucial to maintaining an up-to-date understanding of the complex field of oncology.
Apr 17, 2013
ASCO International, in collaboration with other organizations, offers Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Courses (MCMC) to improve cancer care globally through the promotion of interdisciplinary cancer management. This past January, ASCO collaborated with AMPATH to conduct workshops in Eldoret, Kenya. In the following interview, MCMC course...
Apr 16, 2013
This spring, ASCO launched its Diversity Mentoring Program, a cornerstone piece of the ASCO Diversity in Oncology Initiative, which is aimed at combatting the lack of workforce diversity in oncology.
Feb 27, 2013
Oncology professionals from around the globe will convene at the Society’s 49th Annual Meeting in Chicago to learn about, discuss, and debate the most innovative advances and best practices in cancer treatment. Along with the latest in scientific presentations and expert-led education sessions, the ASCO Annual Meeting offers unparalleled...
Feb 26, 2013
Improving the quality of cancer care is a critical element of ASCO's mission, and the Society's efforts are overseen by the Quality of Care Committee. In the interview that follows, Chair Monika K. Krzyzanowska, MD, MPH, of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, discusses with ASCO Connection the first...

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