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Narratives in Oncology Through the Years

Beginning in 2012, The ASCO Post introduced Narratives in Oncology, a special commemorative issue profiling several of the many leaders in the oncology community. Over the past years, many in the oncology community have been profiled in this commemorative issue. A complete list of individuals...


Surviving, but Not Always Thriving, After Cancer

The improvement in cancer survival rates since President Richard M. Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971 into law is staggering. The legislation further committed the United States to greater investments in cancer-focused research to drive down the rates of cancer diagnoses, boost patient...

Expert Point of View: Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, MS

In a presentation that followed the discussion of symptom self-management,1 Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, emphasized the need to improve symptom management in diverse populations. “We’ve had more than 60 years of...

supportive care

Study Explores Community Health Worker–Led Intervention’s Impact on Acute Care Use, Advance Care Planning, and Patient-Reported Outcomes

In a single-institution study reported in JAMA Oncology, Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, MS, and colleagues found that the addition of a community health worker–led intervention to usual care resulted in reduced use of acute care, increased advance care planning documentation, increased use of palliative ...

lung cancer

Long-Term Overall Survival in Unresectable Stage III NSCLC With Consolidation Durvalumab in the PACIFIC Trial: Translation to Real-World Outcomes?

Lung cancer mortality rates have declined by more than 50% in men since 1990 and more than 30% in women since 2002. These declines in mortality are largely due to increases in smoking cessation. However, in recent years, clinical treatment advances, such as targeted therapies and immunotherapy,...

Conquer Cancer Foundation Honors 74 Oncologists for Contributions to Genitourinary Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, Gastrointestinal Cancer, and Quality Care Research

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, and Quality Care. The following 74 young investigators, recognized for the scientific merit...