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Aug 09, 2018
"You're an oncologist? How can you do it?" Radiation oncologists chimed in on Twitter about the rewards of the job.
Aug 08, 2018
Dr. Raj Mohan looks at surgical oncology through the lens of the saying that "the proof of the pudding is in the eating": ultimately, the outcome matters more than the process.
Aug 07, 2018
I spoke with our current ASCO president about her theme for the year, her work with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and her frontier spirit.
Aug 06, 2018
A patient who refused chemotherapy offered Dr. Erika Hamilton a lesson in compromise. 
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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 04, 2011
Last year I wrote a blog about the ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop, also known in both organizations as "the Vail course...
Jul 29, 2011
The great Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges wrote a prescient story called “The Library of Babel” (well worth the read), in...
Jul 18, 2011
My son Daniel is a political scientist at the University of Texas at Arlington (am I really old enough to have a son who is an Assistant Professor?) and has been visiting with us this summer. His work focuses on the development of the American public health system, so we are able to converse with...
Jul 07, 2011
The July 6th issue of JAMA (306: 36-38, 2011) contains the CDC’s listing of the ten top public health achievements in the United States in the past decade. It makes an interesting read.
Jul 04, 2011
The June 30th issue of Nature has a wonderful article from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) group entitled “Integrated Genomic Analyses of Ovarian Carcinoma.” It is a landmark publication, not just for...
Jun 27, 2011
At meetings these days, a growing chorus of investigators sings a particular tune: organ-based therapy is dead; it is all about the pathways. But then I go home to my clinic and treat my patients in a very organ-based fashion. My patient has a screening X-ray read by an organ-specific radiologist,...

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