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Apr 23, 2019
The patients we mentally label as "difficult" are perhaps the ones who need our empathy the most.
Apr 18, 2019
When medical student Andrea Anampa-Guzmán's father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, she realized she needed to take care of herself so she could take care of him. 
Apr 17, 2019
Breakthrough Co-Host Committee chair Dr. Peter P. Yu invites you to a groundbreaking meeting of "firsts."  
Apr 11, 2019
On Christmas morning, I had to tell my beloved father in law that he was dying. 
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Jul 12, 2013
By Anupama Kurup Acheson, MD.  From accounts before 1600 BC in ancient Greece to records of a large census done during the Han Dynasty in China, censuses have played a crucial role historically across the world.
May 13, 2013
Dr. Jyoti D. Patel shares what you can expect to see and learn at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Feb 27, 2013
By Blase Polite, MD, MPP. In a previous life, I spent several years in the budget office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, working on Medicare budgets. My experience in medicine is that very few of my colleagues understand how Medicare is actually financed. We, as health care...
Feb 20, 2013
In March 2002, the Institute of Medicine found overwhelming evidence that racial and ethnic minorities suffer disparities in health care and concluded that the real challenge lies not in debating whether disparities exist, but in developing and implementing strategies to reduce and eliminate them....
Feb 08, 2013
By Bruce J. Roth, MD, Member, 2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium News Planning Team Chair, ASCO’s Cancer Communications Committee
Sep 13, 2012
By Blase Polite, MD. Entitlement reform is going to be high on the agenda for Congress and the President in 2013. The budget agreement and its resulting sequester will force the debate, one buttressed by long-term fiscal math that just does not work out without entitlements added to the equation....

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