The outlook for individuals with cancer is starkly different than 50 years ago. Today, people with some of the most common cancers routinely live for years after being diagnosed, and some cancers previously considered untreatable are responding to recent advances in precision medicine and immunotherapy.
Federally-funded research accounts for many of the biggest advances of the last several decades, such as establishing that human papillomavirus is a major cause of cervical cancer, developing a life-extending treatment that effectively targets an aggressive blood cancer, helping women survive breast cancer without disfiguring surgery, and proving that post-surgical chemotherapy can benefit patients with a range of cancers.
Cancer Progress provides a unique history of advances in cancer research and treatment—and expert perspectives on the future of care. The Cancer Progress Timeline chronicles important advances in cancer treatment and care over the last 45 years. This data-rich resource explores major milestones across the cancer field, as well as advances specific common cancers and types of treatments.
The Conquer Cancer Foundation works to overcome cancer by funding breakthrough research and sharing cutting-edge knowledge with patients and physicians worldwide. Learn more about CCF’s numerous funding and grant opportunities for researchers at all stages of their careers.
The ASCO Membership Directory is your go-to tool for finding and interacting with other ASCO members. Designed to keep you in touch with like-minded colleagues, the Membership Directory app enables you to build your professional network, connect with colleagues at meetings and easily provide other ASCO members’ information to patients seeking a referral. Using the app, members can search by name, organization, specialty and/or certification.
With new treatments coming out seemingly daily and limited time for learning, it can be hard to stay on top of the latest in oncology. So when you do have the time, you want the resources you utilize to meet your own learning style. The ASCO Personalized Learning Dashboard helps you to sift through all of the information out there and find content recommendations tailored to your media preferences.