Charting the Successes: CancerProgress.Net Chronicles More Than 50 Years of ASCO and Progress Against Cancer


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Jennifer Obel, MD

On this historic year, as ASCO proudly commemorates its 50th anniversary and decades of evolutionary change and growth, it also celebrates the significant progress that has been made against cancer throughout history. ASCO’s anniversary website, CancerProgress.Net, chronicles these achievements and more.

In honor of the Society’s anniversary, the site features 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.

Cancer Progress Timeline

A key feature of the site, the interactive Cancer Progress Timeline developed under the guidance of an editorial board of 21 of the nation’s leading oncologists, has been updated with a fresh look and is now accessible on all mobile devices. Advances in nearly 20 types of cancers are represented on the timeline, and the story of progress is shared by the timeline editors in their video interviews.

In her video interview, Colorectal Cancer Timeline Editor Jennifer Obel, MD, said, “There have been many advances against colon cancer. The most important one is actually preventing its development with various technologies. In the past 15 years, we now can offer patients with cancer that has spread, six different drug options—six different chemotherapies. Forty years ago we had one. We have improved survival three times what we had before.”

Tour ASCO’s anniversary website, CancerProgress.Net, to navigate the timeline advances, hear from other editors about milestones in cancer research, and vote on the top cancer advances over the past 5 decades. Also, follow ASCO on ASCO Connection, Twitter, and Facebook to join in on the conversation about progress. ■

© 2014. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.



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