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Mar 11, 2019
For many of us not a day has gone by without some reminder of Arti, but last week brought it all back into sharp focus as I was asked to talk about the role we at ASCO played in her career during a symposium in her honor.
Mar 11, 2019
Wherever we practice, none of us need to look very far to find people who, through no fault of their own, are living right on the knife’s edge of disaster.
Mar 01, 2019
The Beirut Breast Cancer Conference is a modern multidisciplinary specialty oncology regional meeting that provides excellent onsite dissemination of knowledge and research.
Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Ashley Sumrall fulfilled a dream of performing in the famous Carnegie Hall, and discovered that the practice, teamwork, and commitment required onstage paralleled her work in oncology.
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George W. Sledge, MD, FASCO

George W. Sledge, Jr., MD, FASCO, is Chief of the Division of Oncology and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Stanford, he was Co-Director of the Breast Cancer Program as well as the Ballve-Lantero Professor of Oncology and Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center. He was the 2010-2011 President of ASCO, and he has served on numerous ASCO committees. He has also served as Chair of the Breast Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group from 2002-2009. Dr. Sledge is currently a member of the Measures Task Force, as well as the Quality of Care and CancerLinQ Patient Reported Outcomes Committees. He received the 2006 Komen Foundation Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in 2006, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Jill Rose Award, and the William L. McGuire Award from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in 2010.

Aug 30, 2016
Many of the successful, FDA-approved drugs commonly used in cancer care were developed at small biotech or pharma companies—so what role do the "big fish" play?
Feb 13, 2012
Reading the news about the current shortage of methotrexate filled me with shame and anger and sorrow. Sometime during the past few years my country, which developed the drugs and regimens that cured most of childhood leukemia, became part of the third world. Parents in the United States now know...
Jan 09, 2012
Do you remember the 1998 movie You've Got Mail, starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks? I saw it on cable recently. Ryan's character runs a small bookstore in New York. Tom Hanks owns a megastore, which moves into Ryan’s neighborhood. He and Meg Ryan fall in love with each other over the (then relatively...
Dec 14, 2011
Every year several thousands of cancer researchers converge on south Texas for fajitas, margaritas, and the latest in breast cancer science (not necessarily in that order, though the fajitas and margaritas are outstanding). The San Antonio Breast...
Nov 30, 2011
It’s now time for my books of the year. Book lists are always personal: what I like isn’t what you’ll like or even what you would be willing to read. And what I enjoy doesn’t always make the list: I love mindless trash as much as the next person, but I would never inflict it on anyone. So no guilty...
Nov 25, 2011
In my presidential address at the Annual Meeting in June, I spoke about the perils and promise of the new genomic era, and our need as a profession and as a professional...

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