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May 18, 2018
At a forum on work-life balance, Dr. Julia Close was asked, "When is the best time to have children?" There's no easy answer to this question.
May 18, 2018
As the ASCO Annual Meeting approaches, I discuss the theme that I selected for the meeting and for my presidential term.
May 17, 2018
ASCO would like to inform you of some changes to MOC that are a direct result of your input and our open, transparent collaboration with the ABIM. 
May 14, 2018
Our Annual Meeting features the brightest minds of oncology, and provides a matchless opportunity to network with our colleagues from the United States and around the world. 
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Douglas W. Blayney, MD, FASCO

Douglas W. Blayney, MD, FASCO, is a medical oncologist and Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is an ASCO Past President, and currently serves as a member of the CancerLinQ Physician Advisory Committee and the Cost of Cancer Task Force.

Apr 20, 2011
In early February, my new patient was a middle-aged woman from here in Silicon Valley with a self-discovered 2 cm right breast mass. Her internist was all over this. She quickly had a core needle biopsy, was evaluated by one of our breast surgeons, and was referred to me for an opinion regarding...
Oct 18, 2010
I'm traveling on business for the first time in almost twenty years without a laptop computer, bringing only my iPad and my iPhone. We'll see how it goes. This allows me to fit all of my travel goods in a Patagonia backpack, which I place in under the airplane seat in front of me; no checked...
Apr 09, 2010
John Cox invited me to his Texas Oncology Practice at the Methodist Charlton Cancer Center in Dallas, to talk about multidisciplinary breast cancer clinics. After lunch, which was attended by most of the practice’s...
Mar 24, 2010
An article by Schiff and Bates, writing in the March 25th New England Journal of Medicine, here caught my attention.
Mar 01, 2010
I arranged to spend last Thursday afternoon with Peter Yu, at his El Camino Real office of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). PAMF has largely implemented EPIC as their EHR, and as Peter and I had an ASCO-related conference call scheduled, I was going to take the call with him and observe his...
Jan 19, 2010
We're beginnning implementation of our Eclypsis CPOE in our Cancer Center (see here). Our system does not come with pre-built order sets, so we're in the process of building...

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