ASCO frequently highlights the work of State Affiliates in The ASCO Post. The Virginia Association of Hematologists and Oncologists is the latest Affiliate to be featured in The ASCO Post. Here is an excerpt from the March 15, 2014 issue of The ASCO Post:
"The state of Virginia encompasses a vast area of 40,000 square miles and is divided into five regions: the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge, the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region, and the Appalachian Plateau. The diverse geography of the state creates unique challenges for patients with cancer seeking access to care and for oncologists providing it. The mission of the Virginia Association of Hematologists and Oncologists (VAHO), founded in 1990, is to ensure that quality oncology care is available to all patients with cancer throughout the state."
Read the full article featuring the Virginia Association of Hematologists and Oncologists.
Previous issues of The ASCO Post featuring ASCO Affiliates:
- Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology (2/15/14)
- Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists (12/15/13)
- Texas Society of Clinical Oncology (11/15/13)
- Wisconsin Association of Hematology and Oncology (10/15/13)
- West Virginia Oncology Society (8/15/13)
- Society of Rhode Island Clinical Oncologists (7/10/13)
- Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (6/25/13)
- Delaware Society for Clinical Oncology (6/10/13)
- Denali Oncology Group (5/15/13)
- Louisiana Oncology Society (4/15/13)
- Medical Oncology Association of Southern California (3/15/13)
If your society is interested in being featured in The ASCO Post, please contact Melissa.Reifler@asco.org.
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."