ASCO frequently highlights the work of State Affiliates in The ASCO Post. If your society is interested in being featured, please contact Melissa.Reifler@asco.org. The Texas Society of Clinical Oncology is the latest Affiliate to be featured. Below is an excerpt:
"The second largest state in the nation (after Alaska), Texas covers a total area of 268,581 square miles and has a diverse population of over 26 million people. In 1987, the Texas Society of Medical Oncology, now the Texas Society of Clinical Oncology (TxSCO), was formed to address the oncology needs of Texas residents."
Past ASCO Post Articles:
- Wisconsin Association of Hematology and Oncology
- West Virginia Oncology Society
- Society of Rhode Island Clinical Oncologists
- Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology
- Delaware Society for Clinical Oncology
- Denali Oncology Group
- Louisiana Oncology Society
In the past, the ASCO State/Regional Affiliate Program partnered with ASCO Connection to present a bimonthly, online column titled "Spotlight on State Affiliates" to increase awareness of the important work being pursued by ASCO State/Regional Affiliates.
The Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology was the last Affiliate to be featured.
"The Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology (MSHO) was formed in 1985 in response to unfavorable changes in Medicare reimbursement and consistent coverage issues with Michigan's private payers that jeopardized the specialists' ability to deliver quality care. Twenty seven years later, the need to advocate for the advancement of cancer treatment as a recognized, credible, unified, local "Voice of Oncology" remains."