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May 28, 2020
ASCO20 Virtual is about to begin, and the challenge is finding a way to interact and engage with presenters and other experts in a way we have never done before, writes Dr. Lidia Schapira.
May 27, 2020
The power of touch in this time of physical distancing is top of mind for young adults trying to date, older couples in high-risk groups, and health care professionals who miss the empathy communicated in a handshake or a hug.
May 26, 2020
Stacey Tinianov and I discuss the language of cancer, respecting an individual's context, and empowering patients to be engaged in their care.
May 26, 2020
Dr. Ray Page and I discuss the important role that drug repository programs can play in helping our patients afford their treatment while reducing the financial toll on the cancer care delivery system.
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Heather Marie Hylton, PA-C

Heather M. Hylton, PA-C, is an oncology physician assistant with a clinical background in hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplantation. She has served in key administrative and clinical roles at leading health care facilities, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Follow Ms. Hylton on Twitter @hmhyltonpac.

Jun 04, 2015
Now that the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting has drawn to a close, it is with restrained optimism that I have returned home. While we have just spent the last few days learning about exciting innovations in cancer care, it is difficult to think of these advances without considering their cost, and one...
Jun 01, 2014
“While there are many key points to reflect upon [in relation to the concept of “value” in cancer care], the following seem to resonate quite loudly: The current health care/cancer care cost trajectory is not sustainable; ...
Jun 02, 2013
I admit to being an aficionado of quotes, and I am particularly fond of some quotes I have heard at the Annual Meeting regarding patient-centered care.
Jun 01, 2013
ASCO, the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, and the Oncology Nursing Society came together again this year to present the Clinical Care in Oncology for the Advanced Practice Provider pre-Annual Meeting Seminar.  The education sessions and faculty were truly outstanding, and the...
Apr 20, 2013
T.S. Eliot once penned April is the cruelest month.  I became conditioned to believe this after bearing witness to the tragic events in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, as a student at the University of Oklahoma.  It was the first such tragedy I had been so close to, and sadly, not the last.
Oct 15, 2012
I recently had the opportunity to participate in an intensive course on legislative advocacy. The "final exam," appropriately, was a visit to Capitol Hill where I spoke with Congressional staff on Hospice Care issues. Now I must confess that early on in my career, I thought legislative advocacy was...

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