The Mississippi Society of Oncology was formed in 1991 for the purpose ofpromoting the highest professional standards of oncology in Mississippi, to study, research and exchange information, experiences and ideas leading to improvement in oncology and promote educational opportunities.
In addition, the MOS is committed to support the search for more effective treatments of malignant diseases, work with other organizations and societies that have concerns with cancer care, and disseminate information regarding regulatory developments affecting members.
And finally the MOS acts as a resource for insurers regarding the standard of care in oncology and represents the practice of oncology and hematology in the State of Mississippi.
Two Cancer Research Organizations Submit Recommendations to FDA Aimed at Reducing Barriers to Clinical Trial Participation
On August 8, ASCO and Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended language for five guidance documents on ways to broaden eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials. The recommendations are part of an ASCO and Friends collaboration to broaden eligibility for participating in clinical trials by addressing five specific areas: minimum age requirements for trial enrollment, HIV/AIDS status, brain metastases, organ dysfunction, and prior and concurrent malignancies.
Oncology Practice Conference in September—Register by August 22
The conference is designed to address challenges that oncology practices face by discussing best practices and strategies to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care. As OPC Planning Committee Chair Robin Zon, MD, FACP, FASCO, who opened last year’s conference, stated, “Oncology practices face many challenges in the current dynamic environment. The goal of the ASCO Oncology Practice Conference is to address these issues by sharing best practices and strategies to preserve the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care.”