Future of Oncology

Genomics/Genetics
Issues in Oncology

How Watson for Oncology Is Advancing Personalized Patient Care

Jo Cavallo  / June 25, 2017

Nirali Patel, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Norman E. Sharpless, MD, Director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, review the clinical analysis Watson for Genomics g...

Issues in Oncology
Health-Care Policy

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

Ronald Piana  / January 25, 2017

The landscape of oncology is rapidly changing. And many ASCO initiatives are helping practices take the necessary steps to prepare for the challenges ahead. — Tracey F. Weisberg, MD ASCO’s State Affiliate Council serves as an advisory group to ­ASCO’s Board of Directors o...

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

It generally takes 10 to 17 years for research discoveries to reach the cancer population, and that’s too long. Partnerships like this are important because they move cancer research more rapidly. — Nicholas J. Petrelli, MD Five years ago, the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Ins...

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