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Feb 14, 2018
Patient advocate Ms. Carole Seigel discusses ASCO's new clinical practice guideline on managing immune-related adverse events for patients treated with checkpoint inhibitors.  
Feb 13, 2018
A recent event brought home the significance of how devastating news is received and how we react to a potentially life-changing message.
Feb 05, 2018
Almost every day a patient (and often many more than one) asks Dr. Evan Hall, “How will my cancer diagnosis affect my life?” This is a difficult question to answer. 
Feb 01, 2018
"Can we increase the chances to make early diagnoses in patients with cancer? Yes, we can, I can, but how?" asks Dr. Jose Angel Sanchez.
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Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD

Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD, is a hematologist/oncologist for Aurora Cancer Care and is the medical director of early-phase cancer research at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin. He served as 2016-2017 chair of the Cancer Education Committee and is a member of the Research Community Forum Council. He previously served on the Cancer Education Committee on Lymphoma & Plasma Cell Disorders, Integrated Media and Technology Committee, and Development and Fundraising Committee of the Conquer Cancer Foundation. He is a past participant in the ASCO Leadership Development Program. Follow Dr. Thompson on Twitter @mtmdphd.

Nov 26, 2014
OverviewThe Eastern Cooperative Group & American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ECOG-ACRIN) Cancer Research Group Fall meeting was held in Orlando, FL on November 13 to 15, 2014.
Sep 26, 2014
Overview The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Inaugural Investigator’s meeting was held at the NCI Shady Grove facility in Rockville, MD, on September 22, 2014. Interestingly, this is a beautiful new Leadership in Energy...
Dec 10, 2013
I attended the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 55th Annual Meeting (officially December 7-10, 2013). It seemed like the amount of Twitter activity had increased before and during the meeting compared to prior years. I asked Audun...
Aug 29, 2013
In my first ASCO Connection blog post (10/25/11), I talked about “Participatory Medicine in Oncology” by asking: “What does a healthy medicine and oncology “ecosystem” look...
May 31, 2013
I often am asked for opinions about hematology/oncology cases from colleagues around the country. Additionally, whenever a family friend or relative is diagnosed with cancer, I also often am asked for an opinion. How do you handle these unofficial second opinions?

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