Spotlight on State Affiliates

ASCO frequently highlights the work of State Affiliates in The ASCO Post. The most recent state society to be featured is the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology. Here is an excerpt from the August 15, 2014 article in The ASCO Post:

"The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) was founded in 1977, just 13 years after the founding of ASCO. Today, the Society has had such an impact on the practices of medical, radiation, surgical, gynecologic, and pediatric oncologists throughout the state, membership has risen to over 1,300—approximately 70% of all cancer specialists in the state of Florida are FLASCO members. . ."

Read the article featuring the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology.

Previous issues of The ASCO Post featuring ASCO Affiliates:

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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."

Past Spotlights: