Features

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

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.
Dec 20, 2012
When I was asked to write about “A Day in the Life of an Oncologist in an Academic Setting,” this seemed like a daunting task.
Dec 20, 2012
ASCO’s support of Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), an international medical education organization, provides an opportunity to strengthen cancer care medical centers in low-resource countries.
Dec 20, 2012
ASCO and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have a rich history of collaborations worldwide, particularly among developing nations.
Dec 19, 2012
As the New Year begins, so do the vows to turn over a new leaf and makehealthier choices: to spend more time at the gym, to eat fewercheeseburgers, to stop smoking. There is no better time for oncologiststo talk with their patients about lifestyle interventions and cancerprevention. ASCO offers tools and resources to help start theconversation.

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