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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.

Jul 20, 2013
Crowdsourcing is becoming an important new aspect of social media. In brief, crowdsourcing is just what it sounds like. Massing the resources of many to achieve a goal. The resources that are pooled can be almost anything. Even the use of surveying can represent crowdsourcing. Ranard, et al., has...
May 14, 2013
Our practice recently had a visiting speaker sponsored by a pharmaceutical company speaking on a new drug for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. As part of the presentation, a Phase III randomized trial was presented demonstrating an improvement in median survival with the use of the...
Apr 15, 2013
The explosion of food/restaurant/cooking shows has led to a greater understanding and appreciation of good food cooked well. The days of the local “supper club” being the best option available are long gone. We all have nights where the thought of cooking after work just doesn’t appeal, or we just...
Jan 11, 2013
There is a lot we do not learn in medical school. Much of that added education comes when you rise to a position of management or governance in a practice. Plenty of business publications will tell you that you get the activity you incent for. Many times we do not recognize what the true incentives...
Nov 29, 2012
In the November 1 issue of The ASCO Post, Dr. Derek Raghavan discusses the current knowledge regarding neo-adjuvant therapy for transitional...
Oct 30, 2012
“Everything worth discovering has been discovered.”—Phileas Fogg, Around the World in 80 Days “...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”—Sherlock Holmes