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Aug 10, 2017
In a divisive time, I look to my patients and see that there is more that unites us than divides us, and this is worth celebrating.
Aug 04, 2017
Never doubt that your voice and time matter when it comes to trying to change the world in a positive way. We as a community can come together and really make a difference, and you can see it firsthand any weekend in almost any city across the country.
Aug 03, 2017
The line of thinking that women can do without their breasts only makes breast cancer treatment easier for us as physicians, not for our patients. When it's your own body, every organ is vital.
Aug 03, 2017
The program is now available for this year's Research Community Forum Annual Meeting. Dr. Richard L. Schilsky invites you to join this unique event on September 24-25 in Alexandria, VA.
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ASCO Commentary

ASCO Commentary provides an interactive platform for ASCO’s organizational leadership and senior staff to connect directly to ASCO’s membership and the wider oncology community.

Oct 28, 2016
Dr. Richard L. Schilsky outlines the Society's Target Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) Study and similar international protocols. A global data sharing platform could greatly accelerate our ability to learn about new uses for currently approved targeted anticancer drugs.
Nov 02, 2015
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard L. Schilsky answers your questions about this exciting new opportunity in health care policy and advocacy.
Oct 26, 2015
Personalized cancer care is not a new concept, but its application has been enabled and enhanced by a far greater understanding of the biological underpinnings of cancer than ever existed before.
Nov 12, 2014
By Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FASCO, Chief Medical Officer of ASCO. During the past six weeks I’ve had the opportunity to attend cancer meetings in four countries on three continents. In September, I represented ASCO at the annual meeting of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) in Xiamen,...
Feb 06, 2014
By Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FASCO, Chief Medical Officer of ASCO. I’ve been a regular attendee of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium since it began 11 years ago. This year’s meeting was among the very best with record attendance, superb educational talks and keynote lectures, multidisciplinary...