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Jul 27, 2020
Ten years after losing my mom to breast cancer, I find myself reflecting on who I am today and what I have learned from the loss and grief that propelled me to relocate across the globe and dedicate my career to serving patients with cancer. 
Jul 23, 2020
Sometimes the best treatment isn't a medical intervention, but an emotional one, as Dr. Dawood Findakly discovered when a patient seemed to lose his will to live.
Jul 22, 2020
History has a long memory and the actions we take today will have ramifications far into the future, as three recent nonfiction books reminded me.
Jul 21, 2020
I counseled a patient whose cancer treatment had impacted her sex life that honesty is always the best policy, even if a secret is intended to spare someone's feelings.
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Edward Paul Balaban, DO, FACP, FASCO

Edward P. Balaban, DO, FACP, FASCO, is the Medical Director for the Cancer Care Partnership with Penn State University Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. He currently serves as a Practice Guideline Implementation Network (PGIN) representative for Weight-Based Dosing Chemotherapy for Cancer Patients and Gastrointestinal Guideline Advisory Groups. Dr. Balaban is also Past President of the Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology and the delegate representing ASCO at the AMA-House of Delegates.

Nov 25, 2014
The American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA HOD) met once again last week in Dallas, Texas. This was the interim meeting where we welcomed ASCO’s new alternate delegate Dr. Kristina Maletz. As always, a wide variety of reports and resolutions were proposed. ...
Jun 26, 2014
We just returned from the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) gathering. Once again, it proved to be extensive, revealing, and eventful. ASCO’s Dr. Barbara McAneny was reelected to the AMA...
Nov 26, 2013
I just returned from participating in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) as a representative of ASCO. I, along with Drs. Chris Nunnink and Barb McAneny and ASCO staff Ms. Jennifer Brunelle and Ms. Monica Tan, attended the interim session. This session has a similar...
Sep 23, 2013
It has been a couple of weeks since our visitor has left, but it remains a visit that should be shared. The International Development and Education Award (...
Jul 02, 2013
I just returned from an interesting family weekend. This family was the American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA-HOD). I, along with Drs. Chris Nunnick, Barb McAneny, and ASCO staff, have had the pleasure of attending these meetings as a representative of ASCO for the past few years. It...
May 05, 2010
It seems like I've participated in every facet of the "ASCO guideline" process. During the past three years of being part of the HSC (now CPG) committee, I have been amazed to witness how complex and detailed developing a guideline can become. The manuscripts are reviewed at several levels and...

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