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May 22, 2019
Breakthrough will bring together unique experts in the field, including innovators, scientists, and technology specialists, all to discuss better solutions for cancer care, writes ASCO president-elect Dr. Howard A. "Skip" Burris.
May 20, 2019
Health Equity Committee chair Dr. William D. Tap highlights the recent work and forward momentum of ASCO's efforts to achieve health care equity for all through improved access to and quality of care.
May 20, 2019
Dr. Ward and I discuss the policies that public and private insurers use to control the use of anticancer drug therapies, such as prior authorization requirements, restrictive formularies, step therapy, or fail first requirements, and specialty specific tiers.
May 17, 2019
To help you get the most out of #ASCO19, I'm sharing a vlog on networking (it's not as scary as you think!) and strategies for organizing your schedule and maximizing your face time with the people you want to meet.
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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.

Mar 13, 2015
We each have our methods of stress relief. I use travel. The planning of flights along with finding interesting little places and ways to connect with the local population may be torture to some, but not for me. I highly value learning more about the everyday ways of life where I travel.
Oct 13, 2014
An unfortunate confluence of stories has surfaced over the past few weeks. The release of data regarding compensation by pharma to physicians, required by the Sunshine Act, occurred about a week ago. The database is available for searching here...
Jun 30, 2014
It’s not often that an article from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) leads to an editorial in Forbes or discussion on morning news shows. A study from...
May 31, 2014
I'm sitting in the aftermath of a Friday Annual Meeting session watching a small group of people gathering around the speakers when a smile comes to my face. It reminds me of a lesson I have worked to teach my children and one I continue to try and remember myself.
Mar 18, 2014
Sometimes, it can be interesting to see how outside interests can lead straight back to work issues. There is an author I have followed, Carmel Deamicis, who mainly focuses on technology issues. He is now associated with a tech news website,
Jan 31, 2014
I’ve been silent on here for the past few months. I won’t be so egotistical as to say my silence has been noticed by others, but I have certainly missed writing here. The reasons for the mini-hiatus include having to take my Oncology Board re-certification exam. On top of that, I have also just...