ASCO has released a Progress Report on the gains made toward achieving goals set forth in its landmark 2011 report, Blueprint for Transforming Clinical and Translational Cancer Research. The ASCO Blueprint laid out an innovative roadmap for the clinical research system to capitalize on the new understanding of cancer biology.
Examples of Progress
Since issuing the Blueprint report, ASCO and other major partners have made important strides in achieving the Blueprint’s vision. Examples include:
The Blueprint and Progress Reports can be downloaded at www.cancerprogress.net/blueprint.html.
Be Counted in Oncology Practice Census
ASCO is continuing its efforts to assess and monitor the state of oncology practices and respond to its rapidly changing environment. The ASCO National Oncology Census will help the Society maintain its full picture of the oncology landscape for 2013.
More than 600 U.S. oncology practices representing more than 5,000 individual oncologists participated in the 2012 census, the preliminary results of which were published in the Journal of Oncology Practice.1
In 2013, ASCO is seeking full participation to ensure that the collected data is representative of the entire oncology community in the United States across the spectrum of practice settings—community practices, hospitals, government, and academic institutions. The survey instrument has been significantly streamlined minimizing the time required to answer the survey questions.
To learn more about the 2013 ASCO National Oncology Census, visit www.asco.org/census. To take the survey now, visit www.asco.org/2013-asco-national-oncology-census. (Survey respondents may use their ASCO ID or log in as a guest.) ■
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1. Forte GJ, Hanley A, Hagerty K, et al: American Society of Clinical Oncology National Census of Oncology Practices: Preliminary report. J Oncol Pract 9:9-19, 2013.