Features

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

Jun 28, 2010
July 2010 Issue: The first half of 2010 saw a number of highly publicized, deadly natural disasters. On January 12, the Republic of Haiti experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, with more than 50 aftershocks of 4.5 or greater in the following weeks. The event was catastrophic: the Haitian government estimated that 230,000 people had died...
Jun 28, 2010
The size and pace of this meeting is a small reflection of change in the world around us. As clinical oncologists, we’re all interested in what changes we can make to better treat our patients when we go home next week.
Jun 21, 2010
July 2010 Issue: Clement A. Adebamowo, MD, ScD, of the Institute of Human Virology in Abuja, Nigeria, and the Institute of Human Virology in Baltimore, Maryland, is the first person from a World Bank–defined lower-middle-income country to serve as ASCO’s International Affairs Committee (IAC) Chair. Before Dr. Adebamowo accepted this...
Jun 21, 2010
July 2010 Issue: Before a new ASCO President takes office, he or she serves for one year in the position of President-Elect. Michael P. Link, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine, stepped into the role of President-Elect at the 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting. In the interview that follows, Dr. Link shares his plans for the year and...
May 21, 2010
April 2010 Issue: Chicago is home to a cursed baseball team, stuffed pizza, the tallest building in the United States, and—for the next 10 years—the ASCO Annual Meeting.

The third-largest city in the U.S., Chicago is known for its excellent casual and fine dining, an array of artistic and cultural presentations, an abundance of...
May 21, 2010
Inga Tolin Lennes, MD, discusses her involvement in ASCO, which started when she began her fellowship. At her fellowship orientation, the new fellows were encouraged to join the Society.
May 21, 2010
April 2010 Issue: More than 28,000 oncology professionals developing some of the most compelling and comprehensive research strategies anywhere call ASCO “home.” A multidisciplinary approach to cancer care is crucial to advancing the field, and the broad constituency of the Society provides a forum for all oncology specialties...
May 21, 2010
The Young Investigator Awards and Career Development Awards offered as part of the Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants Program are awarded to fellows and junior faculty at a time when an academic career is most fragile.
May 18, 2010
April 2010 Issue:  On June 4-8, 2010, oncologists from around the world will gather at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, to review the latest scientific data, examine new technologies, and connect or reconnect with likeminded colleagues. Attendees may find that the 2010 ASCO Annual Meeting is the most forward-looking to date. ...
May 18, 2010
January 2010 Issue:  Funding research. Raising awareness. Bringing hope. These activities are the cornerstone of The ASCO Cancer Foundation®. The Foundation harnesses the knowledge of ASCO’s more than 28,000 oncologists and health care providers to improve the treatment and survival of people living with cancer. The funding of...

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