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Apr 17, 2018
Clinical trials are the pathway to better treatments, better outcomes, and a future without cancer. We, as investigators, need to believe in them, and be willing to offer them to all patients who are eligible. 
Apr 06, 2018
Our vice president of Clinical Affairs breaks down the reporting changes you need to understand and address to avoid potential financial penalties in 2020.
Apr 06, 2018
Dr. Barbara K. Rimer explains that actions recently highlighted by the President’s Cancer Panel are aligned with ASCO’s recommendation that patients be informed about the costs of care as part of the treatment decision-making process.
Apr 02, 2018
It is important to recognize that some of our patients lead chaotic lives. We need to be careful of judging them and labeling them as non-compliant. They are usually just trying their best under difficult or even impossible situations.
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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

Mar 13, 2018
When I was first asked if I would chair the Cancer Control for Primary Care Course in Bhutan, I immediately exclaimed yes! And then I sheepishly went to look up where exactly Bhutan was on a map.
May 08, 2017
If you say things of consequence, there may be consequences; but the alternative is to be inconsequential. Particularly in these tumultuous times for health care and research, we need to speak up!
Apr 09, 2017
Every year, 400 physicians commit suicide. Nearly 10% of trainees have thought about it in the last two weeks. This is a serious problem that requires a fundamental culture change.
Jun 01, 2015
You never forget your first time . . .The sense of trepidation is overwhelming, the fear of rejection intense. You wonder about your own worthiness, but with some encouragement, you reach out—never anticipating reciprocation. But then it happens . . . almost out of the blue . . . the embrace you...
Apr 06, 2015
Never have I seen such complete outpouring of interest in cancer research than I did last week when the Ken Burns’ special of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of all Maladies aired on PBS.
Feb 09, 2015
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about resilience lately, in part, because of this article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review, which found that resilience is critical to individual and organizational success....

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