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Nov 17, 2015 1:42 PM
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which passed earlier this year, repealed the fundamentally flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula and introduced significant changes...
Nov 24, 2015 5:30 PM
Peer reviewers are assumed to appear fully formed, like Athena springing from Zeus’ forehead, and usually they are not required to undergo any sort of orientation. We aim to change that, in our small...
Nov 23, 2015 6:31 PM
A few brief updates from the November meetings of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (Alliance) and ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, as well as upcoming meetings.
Nov 23, 2015 11:59 AM
For a second year in a row, as part of the ASCO Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, a Death Cafe event was held. The Death Cafe consists of individuals informally sitting around a table and...
Nov 19, 2015 12:51 PM
When is an advocate not an advocate? When should a spouse step back and let the husband make a treatment decision? When should an adult child of a man with prostate cancer let their father decide...
Nov 18, 2015 2:34 PM
The responsibility for treating patients with cancer is tremendous, and it often feels even greater when caring for pediatric patients. The emotional toll on oncologists can be larger, as well.
Nov 16, 2015 11:11 AM
As physicians practicing in the worlds of oncology and gynecology, we have used this word countless times—hope that cancer will not return, hope that intimacy can be restored, hope that parenthood...
Nov 12, 2015 1:40 PM
I work at Michigan State University, but I get my cancer care at the University of Michigan. I love both institutions, but when it comes to football, I am MSU Spartans all the way. If you are not...

Latest Comments & Discussions

ASCO University
Nov 18, 2015 11:44 AM
Thank you to Drs. Hunt and Shah leading the discussion of this case and also to all of those who contributed to the conversation! The forum...

Manisha H. Shah, MD
Nov 18, 2015 11:39 AM
Course Faculty Summary Patient with RAI refractory PTC (measurable ds; RECIST PD; no symptoms) treated with surgery, RAI x 2.  ...

Jennifer Hunt
Nov 18, 2015 11:23 AM
Course Faculty Summary The tumor is a conventional papillary carcinoma with a component of hobnail variant. It is BRAF V600E positive...

Gail J. Roboz, MD
Nov 18, 2015 10:18 AM
Given the results of studies to date, is it pointless to conduct further large randomized trials combining additional cytotoxic agents to “...

Frederick R. Appelbaum, MD, FASCO
Nov 18, 2015 10:14 AM
Given the risks of early mortality and late morbidity associated with allogeneic transplantation, how much of an improvement in 5 year...


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