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Jun 20, 2019
Key cancer-related topics discussed at the AMA-HOD meeting included alcohol ingestion as a causation risk factor, appropriate guidelines for opioids in the cancer setting, and the use of de-identified patient information.
Jun 19, 2019
"We believe what mattered the most about #ASCO19 is that patients were part of the discussion," write Dr. Mark A. Lewis and Dr. Chadi Nabhan.
Jun 11, 2019
I am excited about the entire Breakthrough program, including a session I am leading on the impact of social media and telehealth on cancer care.
Jun 11, 2019
Real actions that promote women and under-represented groups in medicine are doable, starting today.
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L. Michael Glode, MD, FACP, FASCO

L. Michael Glodé, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. He previously served as Chair of ASCO's Integrated Media and Technology and Cancer Education Committees. He is the author of prost8blog, a blog to help patients and their families understand various aspects of prostate cancer.

Apr 30, 2015
For the past month or so, one patient after another has come in with the question, “So, what do you think about 4-MU?” or “Did you hear about poliovirus killing cancer?” Actually, I have heard next to nothing about either, but of course I was intrigued as to where my patients get their information.
Apr 07, 2015
It has long been held that testosterone is the root of all evil—probably true for most wars, and possibly true for the development of prostate cancer....
Mar 05, 2015
I recently attended the co-sponsored Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. As usual, it was somewhat of a “firehose to take a drink” scenario with great presentations, more posters than you could possibly absorb, and lots of progress on many fronts.
Feb 03, 2015
In the past decade, a number of labs and companies have developed techniques to further define how a patient with prostate cancer, or suspected cancer, is likely to do. There are at least a dozen tests that are in various stages of commercialization, and it would be difficult to do justice to all...
Jan 07, 2015
It is always humbling to see how much you can miss in trying to keep up with medicine's developments, even in an incredibly narrow area like prostate cancer. Fortunately, there are many crutches like Medscape that offer help (along with targeted ads of course).
Dec 17, 2014
Several patients/friends recently told me about the 60 Minutes piece highlighting the ongoing efforts of Patrick Soon-Shiong, a surgeon who was involved in the development of...

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