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It's hard enough to try dating again after a cancer diagnosis and treatment, but some of my patients also face strong opposition from their adult children.
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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.

Feb 16, 2011
Names matter. Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach: not exactly a name to showcase at the cinema. Sometimes you need to change your name to focus the attention of others, so that they recognize you for what you are, or what you do. This is the case for the new iteration of The ASCO Cancer...
Feb 10, 2011
I am writing this while sitting in an airport lounge in Toronto. I spend a great deal of time sitting in airports this year. Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet our Canadian colleagues in the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, an...
Feb 04, 2011
Recently I wrote about the International Clinical Trials Symposium in Cairo, and ASCO's participation in that fine meeting. Little did I expect that Cairo would soon be plunged into unrest. I know that some of you must have wondered whether our representatives made it home safe and sound. I am...
Feb 04, 2011
I am a proud son of the American Midwest--raised in Wisconsin, living in Indiana--and have never felt any of the angst those on the two coasts imagine preoccupies those doomed to live here in Flyover country. I love the countryside, as flat and boring as it is, and I love the seasons, and yes (this...
Jan 27, 2011
I’ve spoken before about the problem of “smart” tumors, the ones that have accumulated lots of mutational changes, a fairly common event in solid tumors such as smoking-induced...
Jan 20, 2011
Congratulations to our colleagues in ASCO and SEMCO (the South and Eastern Mediterranean College of Oncology) for putting on the...