Features

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

Jun 26, 2013
When breast surgeon April L. Speed, MD, of DeKalb Medical Physicians Group-Hillandale, picked up the phone to speak with a patient concerned about a breast lump, she had no idea it would lead to an opportunity to educate millions of people about breast cancer. The patient was Kenya Moore, a former Miss USA and a cast member on the Bravo reality...
Jun 25, 2013
Iran has a population of 75 million—a large portion of which is under age 30. Cancer is the third most common cause of death after coronary heart disease and road traffic accidents, and in recent decades, the mortality of cancer has increased.
Jun 25, 2013
In 2011, ASCO convened a new committee to oversee the Society’s survivorship activities and provide leadership in joint efforts with other societies. Cancer Survivorship Committee member and survivorship expert Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), discusses ongoing initiatives in this important arena...
Jun 25, 2013
ASCO has completed the prototype of CancerLinQ™, the Society’s ground-breaking health information technology (HIT) initiative to achieve higher-quality, higher-value cancer care with better outcomes for patients.
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.

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