Features

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

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...
Feb 26, 2013
ASCO has taken deliberate steps to help to bridge the gap in health equity among different racial and economic groups in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, regardless of geography. The Society is now a global community of cancer care providers in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Feb 26, 2013
"On behalf of the course co-directors, Drs. Lee M. Ellis, Mary L. Disis, and Mithat Gonen, as well as the workshop faculty, I am pleased to notify you that you have been selected to participate in the 2012 AACR/ASCO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research."
Feb 26, 2013
Lori Cuffari was having an ordinary workday in the spring of 2008 when she put her hand on her neck while talking on the phone. "All of a sudden I felt a big lump," said Lori in a video on ASCO's CancerProgress.Net website.
Feb 26, 2013
ASCO members will see a significant expansion of the Society’s international programs and engagement with medical professionals around the world beginning in 2013, an effort led by the International Affairs Committee.
Feb 12, 2013
Despite what childhood nursery rhymes proclaim, words matter. Language can be used to encourage or condemn, to enliven or dishearten. And in the medical field, words can be a healing tool in a physician’s armamentarium or the roadblock undermining the doctor-patient relationship.
Dec 20, 2012
When she isn’t at work, Julie Gralow, MD, of the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, enjoys exercising, being outdoors, and seeing the world.

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