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Aug 09, 2018
"You're an oncologist? How can you do it?" Radiation oncologists chimed in on Twitter about the rewards of the job.
Aug 08, 2018
Dr. Raj Mohan looks at surgical oncology through the lens of the saying that "the proof of the pudding is in the eating": ultimately, the outcome matters more than the process.
Aug 07, 2018
I spoke with our current ASCO president about her theme for the year, her work with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and her frontier spirit.
Aug 06, 2018
A patient who refused chemotherapy offered Dr. Erika Hamilton a lesson in compromise. 
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Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD

Michael A. Thompson, MD, PhD, FASCO, 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.

May 29, 2013
It may sound obvious, but social media is a form of media, which can be defined as “tools used to store and deliver information or data.” Social media is “media disseminated through social...
Mar 01, 2013
I recently saw a new patient with advanced cancer in the intensive care unit (ICU). She had been treated with multiple lines of therapy at other cancer centers. While she already had an oncologist, I was called in to help the ICU team with any oncologic issues. There were no acute cancer problems...
Aug 08, 2012
Check out twheel, a new iPhone/iPad app for visualizing Twitter feeds released just yesterday, August 7, by Fluid Interaction. It uses cognitive science and circles to display and interact with complex data sets.
Jun 15, 2012
According to the Department of labor, 80% of women are the primary decision makers about health care in their household, so why aren't most health care organizations reaching women where they are (namely, Pinterest)?
Jun 02, 2012
I was preparing some thoughts for the #ASCO12 Tweetup today and received an email.
May 03, 2012
Does telemonitoring (remote monitoring of patient vitals or other biometric data) have a role in oncology? Telemedicine

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