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February 21, 2019

WebMD recently recognized Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, as its 2018 Advocate Health Hero for her efforts in working for equal access to high-quality cancer care.

February 20, 2019

On February 20 ASCO announced that it is seeking applications for research grants for projects that use data from CancerLinQ Discovery®, an offering of ASCO’s CancerLinQ® initiative, as a source.

February 11, 2019

On February 11, JCO CCI Clinical Cancer Informatics (JCO CCI) published its third special collection of articles, this one on the topic of “Decision Making in Oncology.” This collection examines decision making in oncology and the benefits and challenges of various tools and methods. 

February 7, 2019

ASCO’s first draft of its data specification of the Minimal Common Oncology Data Elements (mCODE™) project is available and open for comment. The deadline for comments has been extended by one week and now closes on February 19.

January 31, 2019

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has released a number of resources to help practices ensure compliance with the revised Common Rule, which went into effect on Monday, January 21, 2019. 

January 31, 2019

Suanna Bruinooge, MPH, Division Director, Research Strategy and Operations for ASCO’s Center for Research and Analytics, recently spoke about the TAPUR™ Study and the importance of data collection in expanded access (individual use, as well as medium, and large programs) as part of a panel discussion for a summit “Integrating Expanded Access Into the Modern Drug Development Process.” 

January 31, 2019

ASCO is seeking to team with an oncology practice in Western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan provinces) to host its one-day Quality Training Program (QTP) course.