Videos Tell Stories of 50 Years of Progress Against Cancer


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Nearly 3 years ago, ASCO launched CancerProgress.Net to mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. National Cancer Act, which led to major new investments in cancer research and significant increases in cancer survival. The site provides a dynamic and interactive history of progress against cancer and expert perspective on future of care.

In honor of the Society’s anniversary, the site features numerous stories about ASCO’s evolution, an upgraded timeline of advances in cancer, aggregated news and views on ASCO’s anniversary and progress, social media features, and an opportunity to vote on the most significant milestones in the field.

Interviews With Oncology Luminaries

Videos on the site feature past ASCO presidents and other oncology luminaries discussing the founding of ASCO, the early days of cancer treatment, and the notable changes that have occurred since then—both in the care of people with cancer and in our understanding of the disease. Those interviewed include ASCO Immediate Past President Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP; Emil J Freireich, MD; Vincent T. DeVita, MD; George Sledge, MD; Robert C. Young, MD; Clara D. Bloomfield, MD; Samuel Hellman, MD; Karen H. Antman, MD; and George P. Canellos, MD.

Patients and cancer advocates are at the front lines of progress against cancer. The site includes inspiring videos highlighting their experiences with a diagnosis of cancer and their important contributions to clinical research.

In a third set of interviews, editors of the site’s Cancer Progress Timeline and ASCO’s Blueprint and Clinical Cancer Advances reports, among others, discuss progress, the importance of clinical trials, and recommendations for transforming the nation’s research system to deliver more effective and personalized cancer therapies, faster. Some of those interviewed include Bruce J. Roth, MD; Neal Meropol, MD; Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD; Sonali Smith, MD; Lidia Schapira, MD; Carolyn Runowicz, MD; Derek Raghavan, MD; and Jennifer Obel, MD.

Watch the CancerProgress.Net videos at www.cancerprogress.net/stories/history-cancer-care

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