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Nov 20, 2018
 Although there are still several weeks left in 2018, events have left me speechless twice this year: the deaths of two women, well before their time.
Nov 20, 2018
Attending the ASCO Annual Meeting was a great reminder of the importance of our social media-based networking; each time I “met” a HOWPG member for the first time, it felt like meeting a close old friend.
Nov 20, 2018
To rescue someone on the precipice takes courage, with strong doses of love, acceptance, and supported choices and, above all, trust and hopefulness.
Nov 19, 2018
At a recent meeting, the ASCO delegation to the AMA House of Delegates presented concerns focused on the Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP), among a variety of other issues.
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David L. Graham, MD, FASCO

David L. Graham, MD, is the Physician Administrator at Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is Associate Editor for the ASCO University Editorial Board, as well as a member of the Cancer Communications Committee and the Practice Guidelines Implementation Network (PGIN). His medical interests include genitourinary and hematologic malignancies and neuroendocrine tumors. Follow Dr. Graham on Twitter @davidgrahammd.

May 31, 2016
Nurse-led patient navigation services are clearly valuable. A study being presented at #ASCO16 may provide enough evidence of a survival benefit to make these services reimbursable.
Dec 01, 2015
This last week I was traveling and experiencing the amazing sights of Georgia (the nation, not the state). Following my usual pattern, I used the Membership Directory and reached out to fellow ASCO members in Tbilisi.
Sep 01, 2015
Many of us put a lot of effort into keeping our work and personal lives separate. It certainly helps to improve our quality of life and prevent burnout. In my training, however, I was taught that it can be very helpful to open part of yourself to your patients. They get to see you more as a person...
Aug 16, 2015
Sometimes, it seems like the easiest way to raise some physician’s hackles is to bring up something that “administration” is doing. Maybe it’s a practice change felt to make things run more smoothly. Maybe it’s a new iteration of the EMR. Maybe it’s data monitoring or asking the physicians to look...
May 30, 2015
At the 2015 Annual Meeting, I have the honor of discussing three posters regarding social media and online communication.
May 21, 2015
The excuses not to attend the Annual Meeting are easy to come up with. It is time away from practice and productivity. It certainly cannot be described as cheap, between travel costs, hotel, etc. The abstracts are available online, etc., etc., etc. So, why do I bother with the Annual Meeting pretty...

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