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Nov 20, 2018
 Although there are still several weeks left in 2018, events have left me speechless twice this year: the deaths of two women, well before their time.
Nov 20, 2018
Attending the ASCO Annual Meeting was a great reminder of the importance of our social media-based networking; each time I “met” a HOWPG member for the first time, it felt like meeting a close old friend.
Nov 20, 2018
To rescue someone on the precipice takes courage, with strong doses of love, acceptance, and supported choices and, above all, trust and hopefulness.
Nov 19, 2018
At a recent meeting, the ASCO delegation to the AMA House of Delegates presented concerns focused on the Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP), among a variety of other issues.
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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.

Apr 29, 2011
I have been in the DC area the past three days and am now heading home to Indianapolis. Tuesday I spent at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD, where I was invited to give Grand Rounds at the NCI. Wednesday I took the Metro down to ASCO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Today (...
Apr 23, 2011
Every year our Society salutes members with at least 20 years of service to our Society with the ASCO Statesman Award. This year’s 20 awardees, who will be honored at the Annual Meeting, are listed on the ASCO Connection...
Apr 19, 2011
Just a brief note on the FLASCO meeting this past weekend. Our Florida colleagues met at the Tampa Airport Marriott for their annual state society meeting and were kind enough to invite me, for which I am grateful. The meeting was an interesting mix of the medical (...
Apr 11, 2011
The TCM cable channel is having a retrospective on the career of Elizabeth Taylor, showing several of her best films from the 1950s. It had been many years since I had seen her and Paul Newman in the film version of Tennessee William’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She and Newman light up the screen, with...
Mar 31, 2011
A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of attending Carnegie Hall in New York City, where I heard a concert by the Toronto Orchestra, with a guest solo by the famed violinist Itzhak Perlman. Perlman was magical, a true delight to listen to. My first thought that night was that God puts certain people...
Mar 30, 2011
ASCO and its members, whether we recognize it or not, are in the quality business. Our members, because society has an expectation of a high standard of care from physicians; our Society, because we are charged with helping establish the standards by which our members' claims to quality care are...