June 1, 2016

American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) announced today that the Contemporary Oncology Team of Athens, Greece as part of the new international pilot project, is the first international practice to receive  Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification through  QOPI Certification Program, LLC (QCP).

The Senate has confirmed Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, as the 17th director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She served as president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology from 2018-2019 and is an accomplished cancer surgeon and researcher with deep expertise in community-based cancer research. While the director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Bertagnolli played a critical role in elevating the goals of the Cancer Moonshot initiative through the comprehensive National Cancer Plan and ASCO is excited to celebrate her new role leading the nation’s top federal medical research agency.

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  At the 2023 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, ASCO will recognize Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, with the Joseph Simone Quality Care Award and Lecture, which recognizes visionary oncology care providers who excel in quality care. Dr. Mayer will be the first nurse to receive this award. On Friday, October 27, 2023, at 10:45 AM ET, she will receive the award and present her lecture, “Reflections on Improving Cancer Care: How Can We Do Better for Our Patients and Ourselves?” The meeting will be held in Boston, MA, and online from October 27-28, 2023.  

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