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

Jul 02, 2012
Rafat Abonour, MD, takes his passion to find a cure for myeloma on the road 
Jul 02, 2012
My nonmedical friends and family members have asked me, “Why is it called a fellowship?” This usually led to my unsatisfactory answer involving something about research and the funding source.
Jun 02, 2012
Cancer science and information technology are advancing rapidly, but the way we care for patients today cannot fully capitalize on those advances. 

Apr 19, 2012
Perspectives from UICC President-Elect Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz
From August 27–30, 2012, people from around the globe will gather in Montreal, Canada, for the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC’s) World Cancer Congress (WCC). The Congress, held every two...
Apr 16, 2012
In June 2011, Stephen A. Cannistra, MD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief for ASCO’s flagship publication, the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). In the following interview, he discusses the new features instituted...
Apr 16, 2012
ASCO has joined the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation and eight other medical specialty societies to take a collective stand in improving patient care and addressing rising health care costs. As part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, ASCO—backed by the expertise of more than 30,000 member oncologists—has...
Mar 19, 2012
Last month, on February 4, health care providers and patients with cancer from around the world had the honor of participating in social and media activities related to what has become “World Cancer Day.”
Feb 23, 2012
Each year, oncology professionals from every discipline and specialty gather at the premier educational event in the field—the ASCO Annual Meeting—to learn about the most innovative advances and best practices in cancer treatment. Join us on June 1-5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, for the latest science, expert-led educational sessions,...
Feb 23, 2012
ASCO President Michael P. Link, MD, was prominently featured on PBS’ NewsHour, which aired a series on the 40th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act. Dr. Link’s segment told the story of progress in pediatric oncology.

To see the video or read the transcript, visit pbs.org/...
Feb 21, 2012
Bad news is any news that negatively affects a person’s view of their future. Physician or not, everyone dreads giving bad news. We worry about causing anxiety and stress to another person. Empathy causes us to feel distress when we see others distressed.