A user testing team led by Bob Schumacher and Melinda McElheny attended the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on Saturday, June 2nd at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. The ASCO Annual Meeting is considered the premier educational and scientific event in the oncology community, with over 30,000 oncology professionals attending from around the world. Twenty-two oncologists from the United States and abroad participated in the test and provided feedback about several aspects of the ASCO.org Web site. This website usability test was motivated by the ultimate goal of increasing the ease with which the oncology community shares information.
The Society's overarching goals are to improve cancer care and prevention, and to ensure that all patients with cancer receive care of the highest quality. Founded in 1964, the Society is also committed to advancing the education of oncologists and other oncology professionals, to advocating for policies that provide access to high-quality cancer care, and to supporting the clinical trials system and the need for increased clinical and translational research. See the ASCO Web site for more information.