The Journal of Oncology Practice has published an ASCO article examining the state of oncology practice in the United States as part of its State of Cancer Care in America article series. The State of Oncology Practice in America, 2018, reports on important trends in oncology practice ownership, practice concerns, and the oncology workforce.
ASCO is surveying oncology providers about how and when they initiate conversations about weight management, as well as help their patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight after a cancer diagnosis. The findings will determine a need for additional focused educational offerings and practice resources. If you are currently seeing patients living with cancer, please take the survey.
With Congress having recently passed federal "right-to-try" (RTT) legislation, ASCO has developed a suite of educational resources that will help members understand the impact of this law on cancer care and individuals with cancer. Educational resources include an episode of the ASCO in Action Podcast, an ASCO in Action Brief on RTT and Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs, and an FAQ.
Patients with locally advanced cervical cancer had significantly increased disease-free survival (DFS) when treated with chemoradiation (CR) instead of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (CT) followed by radical surgery. The data indicated that overall survival did not differ between treatment groups.
Submit your research for #PallOnc18, taking place November 16-17 in San Diego, CA. Join fellow members of the global palliative and supportive care community to discuss and promote the integration of palliative care into oncology and the cancer population. Submit your abstract by July 24 at 11:59 PM (EDT).
ASCO Symposia bring together specialists from around the world to offer educational content and the latest scientific discoveries in the respective fields, while providing ample time for networking and collaboration. Upcoming Symposia include the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care in Research, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium and more.