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01 Jun 2015 01:55 PM
In 1964, when the first seven physicians who founded ASCO met, I doubt they imagined what a successful Society they were forming. At that time, cancer treatments were just beginning to have some...
29 Jun 2015 03:36 PM
I see patients in three kinds of supportive scenarios. There are those who come to their visits with me by themselves. I understand why they come alone to address their sexual problems; they think...
26 Jun 2015 01:24 PM
Few readers will remember Kenneth Feinberg. A lawyer by profession, in the wake of 9/11 and more recent tragedies such as the Boston Marathon bombing, he was responsible for answering the...
18 Jun 2015 12:55 PM
The AMA House of Delegates (AMA-HOD) convened a few days after the ASCO Annual Meeting.  It was, in many ways, a continuation of many of the concerns reviewed at the annual ASCO gathering. The...
18 Jun 2015 09:51 AM
One of the best things about ASCO’s Annual meeting is the opportunity to catch up with colleagues. For me, oncology has always felt like a small community of like-minded clinicians who choose to...
05 Jun 2015 02:45 PM
Everyone deserves a chance to be healthy. Physicians, of course, focus on helping patients. Unfortunately, I often see patients’ frustrations with the health care system itself directed toward...
04 Jun 2015 12:29 PM
At a reception well attended by many prominent thoracic oncologists this week, after the last lung cancer sessions of this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting had ended, the atmosphere was jubilant. Some were...
04 Jun 2015 10:15 AM
Now that the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting has drawn to a close, it is with restrained optimism that I have returned home. While we have just spent the last few days learning about exciting innovations in...

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James Randolph Hillard, MD
26 Jun 2015 05:27 PM
I agree with all of the points that Dr. Lopes makes in this article, but I believe that it is very important to bring...

ASCO International Affairs
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Fifty doctors, nurses and medical students attended the Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) held in Santiago, Chile in...


Anne Katz, PhD, MSN
25 Jun 2015 07:19 AM
This is a frustrating and painful experience for you. One of the issues with so-called difficult patients is that everyone starts to treat...

Mary Joanne Deforest
25 Jun 2015 12:58 AM
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Mary Joanne Deforest
25 Jun 2015 12:49 AM
I wouldn't want your job for anything in the world. I fully understand the fear and anger that floods a person with the diagnosis. I...

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At a reception well attended by many prominent thoracic oncologists this week, after the last lung cancer sessions of this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting had ended, the atmosphere was jubilant. Some were relieved that their presentations had gone well and that they could finally relax. Most were glad...
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