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ASCO Welcomes 2020–2021 Board of Directors

ASCO is pleased to welcome the 2020–2021 Board of Directors and introduce the newly installed leaders who began their terms at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting on June 1, 2020. ASCO and the Board of Directors extend their sincere gratitude to the outgoing Board members whose terms...

From the United States to Germany and Back Again to Become ASCO President in 2021–2022

ASCO President-Elect Everett E. Vokes, MD, FASCO, is the John E. Ultmann Professor, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief of University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences. After a journey from the United States to Germany and back again, Dr. Vokes arrived at the...

The ASCO Post and Narratives in Oncology Through the Years

THE ASCO POST is pleased to acknowledge its 10th anniversary. Our first issue was launched in June 2010 at the ASCO Annual Meeting. Beginning in 2012, The ASCO Post introduced Narratives in Oncology, a special commemorative issue profiling leaders in the oncology community. To nominate an...

ASCO Announces Newly Elected Leadership

ASCO has elected Everett E. Vokes, MD, FASCO, a long-time member and volunteer, to serve as its President for the term beginning in June 2021. Dr. Vokes will take office as President-Elect during the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago in June 2020. Six members were also elected to open positions on...

Everett E. Vokes, MD, FASCO, Elected ASCO President for 2021–2022 Term

ASCO membership has elected Everett E. Vokes, MD, FASCO, a long-time member and volunteer, to serve as its President for the 2021–2022 term. He will take office as President-Elect during the ASCO Annual Meeting in June 2020. Six new members were also elected to the ASCO Board of Directors and...

2020 ASCO Election Candidates

The ASCO Nominating Committee has selected 14 ASCO members as candidates for open leadership positions within the Society, including: The office of President-Elect Four seats on the Board of Directors Two seats on the Nominating Committee. All eligible ASCO members* can vote, and the voting...

ASCO President-Elect Candidates Discuss Key Issues in Oncology

Patrick J. Loehrer, MD, FASCO, of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and Everett E. Vokes, MD, FASCO, of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, were selected by the ASCO Nominating Committee as candidates for President-Elect. Below, they discuss...

lung cancer

Everett E. Vokes, MD, on Controversies in Stage IIIA Disease

Everett E. Vokes, MD, of the University of Chicago, summarizes expert views on treating stage IIIA disease: decision-making in selecting patients for surgery; multiple-modality choices; and using induction chemotherapy (Abstract ED10).

CancerProgress.Net Adds New Resources to Highlight Progress in Clinical Cancer Research

ASCO’s CancerProgress.Net (www.CancerProgress.Net), a dynamic website demonstrating four decades of progress against cancer, has added new resources that will enable site users to learn more about progress in cancer treatment, prevention, screening, and diagnosis. Interactive Cancer Timelines...

ASCO's CancerProgress.Net: Where We've Come From, Where We Are, and Where We're Going 

The British science historian James Burke once wrote, “If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you are.” To tell the story of where we are in the treatment of people with cancer and how we got there, ASCO launched an ambitious history project in 2011 with a new website,...

head and neck cancer

Two Studies Focus on Treatment Strategies for Preserving the Larynx While Increasing Survival

Two recent studies in the Journal of Clinical Oncology focused on treatment strategies to preserve the larynx while increasing survival of patients with cancer of larynx. RTOG 91-11 Ten-year results from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 91-11 trial found that both chemotherapy regimens...

head and neck cancer

It Sounds Crazy, but Cancer Has Made Me a Better Chef

I was diagnosed with stage IVB squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue in 2007, when I was just 33 years old, but the cancer had started to show itself long before then. I first noticed a white dot on the left side of my tongue in 2002, and as time went on, the sore became annoying and hurt when it...

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