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Oct 16, 2018
We all need to take a stand on gender equality, writes Dr. Eileen Parkes.
Oct 10, 2018
Dr. Stefania Gori describes the Italian Association of Medical Oncology's meeting with Pope Francis, and the blessing he offered to everyone who cares for people with cancer.
Oct 03, 2018
The chair-elect of the ASCO Health Equity Committee and I discuss concerns with proposed Medicaid work requirements and their impact on patients with cancer and their physicians.
Sep 27, 2018
GLOBOCAN 2018 indicates a significant global increase in the numbers, incidence, and mortality rates, albeit significant differences in mortality amongst countries of different economic levels. 
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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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