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Aug 09, 2018
"You're an oncologist? How can you do it?" Radiation oncologists chimed in on Twitter about the rewards of the job.
Aug 08, 2018
Dr. Raj Mohan looks at surgical oncology through the lens of the saying that "the proof of the pudding is in the eating": ultimately, the outcome matters more than the process.
Aug 07, 2018
I spoke with our current ASCO president about her theme for the year, her work with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and her frontier spirit.
Aug 06, 2018
A patient who refused chemotherapy offered Dr. Erika Hamilton a lesson in compromise. 
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Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MPH

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C), is a breast surgical oncologist, Assistant Director for Global Oncology at the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. She was part of the inaugural ASCO Leadership Development Program and has served as Chair of ASCO's Innovation Grants Selection Committee and as a member of ASCO's International Affairs Committee. Follow Dr. Chagpar on Twitter @AneesChagpar

May 29, 2011
Last week, at Yale Surgical Grand Rounds, I heard one of the best lectures I’ve heard in a while.  It was given by my good friend, Jeff Matthews, who is currently Chair of Surgery at University of Chicago.  His Samuel Clark Harvey Memorial lecture, entitled “Truth and ...
May 08, 2011
A few nights ago, I was invited to speak to the Board of Directors and Major Donors of the Breast Cancer Alliance. A hush came over the crowd as I described the real advances we are making in breast cancer research and treatment – how we are now able to sequence the human genome, determine genes...
Mar 18, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I was at the Society of Surgical Oncology meeting in San Antonio. This is always a busy meeting for me—between recruiting new talent, meeting with research collaborators, presenting and hearing the latest data, networking with friends and colleagues, and cheering on mentees...
Feb 13, 2011
I just got out of yet another talk on health reform. There is no question that the current rate of health care spending is unsustainable, and something has to be done...We talk a lot about patient safety and quality, guidelines, and resource utilization, but are we just blowing smoke? If we look at...
Jan 16, 2011
Many of you may have read the recent Perspectives piece in the New England Journal of Medicine calling for surgeons to disclose to their patients how many hours of sleep they had the night before, arguing that...
Dec 24, 2010
To err is human, to forgive divine . . . but to disclose is controversial. We all make mistakes. It’s just an intrinsic part of being human. What we do every day is try to minimize those mistakes, learn from them, and never repeat them again. But the sad truth is that medical errors occur,...

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