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ASCO NEWS 2017 ASCO Quality Care Symposium Highlights 8 Geriatric Oncology Resources on 28 ASCO Oncology Practice Conference Highlights 30 ASCO Launches Volunteer Corps 32 Improve Your Practice With ASCO University ® 42 Cancer Control in Primary Care Course in Kenya 44 What ASCO Membership Can Do for You 44 MEETING COVERAGE Dr. Lowell E. Schnipper Honored With Special Recognition Award 3 Make the Most of Your Time at the Poster Sessions 4 Session Preview: 'Refresh and Reboot' at ASCO17 6 Session Preview: Panelists to Debate Treatment of GI Cancers 9 Women's Networking Center Offers Guidance and Support 10 My Meeting Experience: A Pathologist's Perspective 16 Featured Voices 16 Visit Concierge Services for Tech Support and More 22 Session Preview: Medicare's New Quality Payment Program 28 Session Preview: Advances in Liquid Biopsy 32 Session Preview: Technology and Social Media in Cancer Care 34 Visit the Exhibits at Oncology Professionals Hall 35 Visit the Trainee and Early-Career Oncologist Lounge for Networking 42 INSIDE 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting: Making a Difference in Cancer Care WITH YOU T his year's Annual Mee- ting theme, "Making a Difference in Cancer Care WITH YOU," de- veloped by 2016–2017 ASCO President Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FACP, FASCO, demonstrates the Society's commitment to pro- viding the latest science and education around cancer care. "Taking better care of pa- tients with cancer is the ulti- mate goal of why we do what we do. Although we span many disciplines and profes- sions, we are a single commu- nity with a singular focus: to provide better care for patients at risk for or with cancer," Dr. Hayes said. This commitment to the multidisciplinary team will be carried through the ASCO An- nual Meeting. The Education and Scientifi c Programs have been designed to showcase, challenge, and enlighten every bright, dedicated individual in- terested in oncology research, education, and care. "Whether you are a clinician, a researcher, an educator, or all three; a medical, radiation, or surgical oncologist, or all three; a clinical or a diagnostic physi- cian, or both, ASCO has a mul- titude of offerings, programs, and initiatives for you," Dr. Hayes said. Scientifi c Program Highlights Continuous progress in the fi eld of cancer care has led to an exciting Scientifi c Program for 2017, one that will include important advances across mul- tiple diseases and will appeal to a broad audience of oncologists and medical professionals. "We have a spectacular year. We have a wealth of really in- teresting abstracts that were submitted," said David C. Smith, MD, Scientifi c Program Committee chair. "The Plenary Session is going to contain what we think are practice-changing presentations. People will walk away excited about some of the changes coming to clinical practice." The science presented at this year's Annual Meeting will ad- vance the medical community's ability to integrate immunother- apy and genomic medicines into practice, Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD, Cancer Education Committee chair, said. "There will be increased un- derstanding of immunotherapy in oncology, as well as contin- ued integration of value discus- sions," Dr. Thompson said. "The presentations will look at imple- menting precision medicine and genetics into all practices, trying to understand when and where we test patients for spe- cifi c genetic tests and panels." Plenary Session The Plenary Session includes abstract presentations of the top practice-changing science, with commentary from expert discussants, preceded by the Science of Oncology Award and Lecture. Experience the Plenary Ses- sion live in the North Build- ing, Hall B1, on June 4, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Attendees See 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, Page 3 Education Session Highlights Changes in Care, Communication for Patients With Cancer A 2014 ASCO study showed that the need for oncologists is ex- pected to grow by 40%, while the number of oncolo- gists e ntering the fi eld is pro- jected to grow by only 25%, resulting in a shortage of about 2,258 physicians by 2025. 1 These numbers are sobering news for a fi eld striving to pro- vide the best-possible care to its patients. The situation is further com- plicated by new demands on oncologists. Not only do they have to keep up with rapid changes in the types of thera- pies available for many kinds of cancers, they are also expected to play a role in providing other kinds of services, such as coun- seling, guidance on nutrition, and advice about negotiating rates with insurance companies. How to accomplish all these tasks with a shrinking work- force is the subject of a series of Education Sessions held at this year's Annual Meeting, which is themed "Making a Difference in Cancer Care WITH YOU." Using Teams to Optimize Care During the Extended Educa- tion Session "Constructing a Care Team for Under-Resourced Populations: Reaching the Hard-to-Reach with a Multidis- ciplinary Approach," to be held June 2,* session chair Michael T. Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH, of the College of Public Health, Temple University, and speak- ers will discuss how to leverage resources and provide high- quality care against a backdrop of limited time, funds, and per- sonnel. See Changes in Care, Page 4 Letter From the President W elcome to Chi- cago and to the 2017 ASCO An- nual Meeting! This Meeting represents my 32nd ASCO meeting, and each year it has gotten not just bigger, but better. I am constantly amazed at the progress we have made as a fi eld, and by the offerings to present this progress—both research and standard of care—that helps us take bet- ter care of our patients. The respective chairs of the Sci- entifi c and Education Com- mittees, Drs. David C. Smith and Michael A. Thompson, have worked diligently with the volunteer members of these committees and with ASCO staff to make this year the best yet. The ASCO mission is to conquer cancer through DAILY NEWS FRIDAY · J U N E 2 , 20 1 7 REGISTRATION ISSUE Download the iPlanner app to help manage your Meeting experience. The app enables you to: • Search/browse sessions and speakers • View interactive maps of the convention center • Take notes during presentations ➤ Go to for instructions on downloading the app. Attendee Tip of the Day p SESSION PREVIEW See From the President, Page 6 The Plenary Session includes abstract presentations of the top practice-changing science. Dr. Daniel F. Hayes

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