Features

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

Dec 18, 2012
ASCO's clinical practice guidelines provide recommendations on challenging clinical scenarios and offer tools for decision-making.
Dec 10, 2012
The newest edition of ASCO-SEP®, has been released this month, featuring all-new self-assessment questions, an Online Question Bank complete with bonus questions, an eBook component, and a flashcard app (ASCO Flashcards).
Oct 30, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted new Medicare reporting requirements that may significantly impact oncology practices that treat patients covered by Medicare. Namely, CMS is shifting from offering incentives to providers for participating in certain reporting programs—the current system—to reducing reimbursements...
Oct 30, 2012
In 2012, the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO (CCF) awarded more than $5 million to clinical investigators at every career level in support of the most exciting oncology research in every disease site.
Oct 29, 2012
As an early-career oncologist and health-services researcher, I found that writing this article helped me define important aspects of my evolving career.
Oct 29, 2012
From partnering with caretakers and family, to the lack of representation of elderly patients in clinical trials, caring for geriatric patients with cancer comes with a unique set of challenges but also exceptional rewards.
Oct 29, 2012
Nicholas J. Petrelli, MD, lives for a challenge, “otherwise life is boring,” he says. As the Bank of America Endowed Medical Director of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Dr. Petrelli oversees Delaware’s largest cancer program.
Oct 25, 2012
Agir Ensemble (“Working Together”) is a nonprofit organization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that is engaged in the fight against cancer. In the interview that follows, Mateus Kambale Sahani, MD, Director of Agir Ensemble’s Health Department, shares his perspectives on cancer in the region.
Oct 11, 2012
Each year, new positions open on ASCO’s Board of Directors(including President-Elect) and on the ASCO Nominating Committee. In the following interview, Nominating Committee Chair Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD, shares his insights on the process with ASCO Connection.
Aug 30, 2012
New website and Bookstore showcase e-Learning resources available for oncology professionals at all career levels For many students, young and old, September means “back to school” and a fresh start for meeting new faculty, signing up for the latest courses, and reconnecting with fellow learners and alumni in a place where formative ideas...

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