Future of Oncology

Solid Tumors

ASCO Names CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Its Clinical Advance of the Year

Jo Cavallo  / March 25, 2018

This past January, ASCO published Clinical Cancer Advances 2018,1 its 13th annual report on the progress being made against cancer. The report names chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy as ASCO’s Advance of the Year. In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two...

Issues in Oncology

How Watson for Oncology Is Advancing Personalized Patient Care

Jo Cavallo  / June 25, 2017

After undergoing nearly 5 years of intensive medical training, IBM’s Watson for Oncology cognitive computing system is starting to make good on its promise to accelerate personalized care for patients with cancer. The system has been trained by oncologists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...

Issues in Oncology
Health-Care Policy

ASCO’s State Affiliate Council: Helping Practices to Meet the Challenges Ahead

Ronald Piana  / January 25, 2017

ASCO’s State Affiliate Council serves as an advisory group to ­ASCO’s Board of Directors on issues relating to its State/Regional Affiliates and their members, and serves as a vehicle for effective communications between the Board and domestic membership. The Council is made up of phy...

Issues in Oncology
Health-Care Policy

AACR’s Cancer Progress Report Hails Research Advances and Details Challenges Ahead

Jo Cavallo  / October 10, 2016

Although research advances in more effective therapies and diagnostics and improved screening technology over the past 2 decades have led to a 23% reduction in the cancer death rate in the United States, saving nearly 2 million lives,1 cancer remains the second leading cause of death after heart dis...

Issues in Oncology

Creating Hybrid Academic-Community Cancer Centers to Improve Patient Care

Jo Cavallo  / June 25, 2016

Five years ago, the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, and The Wistar Institute, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated biomedical research center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, joined forces to collaborate on translati...




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