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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...
02 Jul 2015 12:23 PM
“Let’s cut to the chase, doc,” she said. “I know it’s bad, but I want as much time as I can have. I’m not ready to die.”
01 Jul 2015 06:29 PM
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Society’s new President, Dr. Julie M. Vose. Dr. Vose brings extensive experience to the job as an internationally recognized expert in the research and...
01 Jul 2015 02:30 PM
Please join the Conquer Cancer Foundation as we extend the momentum of The Campaign to Conquer Cancer. As much as we need your donations to raise $150 million, we need your leadership and your voice...
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...
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...

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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...

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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, RN, FAAN
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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25 Jun 2015 12:49 AM
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Each year, over 1.6 million Americans and 14 million people worldwide are diagnosed with cancer. Further, cancer causes the deaths of 600,000 people annually in the United States and over eight million people globally. It is estimated that only 5% to 10%...
“Let’s cut to the chase, doc,” she said. “I know it’s bad, but I want as much time as I can have. I’m not ready to die.”
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 that the problem is theirs to fix.
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO, began her term as the 2015- 2016 President of ASCO at the Annual Business Meeting on June 1, 2015. Dr. Vose, a leading expert in the treatment of patients with lymphoma, is the current Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professorial Chair...
It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Society’s new President, Dr. Julie M. Vose. Dr. Vose brings extensive experience to the job as an internationally recognized expert in the research and treatment of patients with lymphoma, coupled with a strong background in...

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