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Nov 19, 2018
At a recent meeting, the ASCO delegation to the AMA House of Delegates presented concerns focused on the Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP), among a variety of other issues.
Nov 15, 2018
During my career, pathologists have always been the “doctor’s doctor.” Why can't they be the "patient's doctor" as well?
Nov 13, 2018
Dr. Ashley Albert and I were among the radiation professionals from around the world who celebrated Marie Curie’s birthday on November 7 with a new hashtag.
Nov 09, 2018
My coauthors and I focus on health disparities using specific countries across the income spectrum to highlight the challenges encountered by health officials, physicians, and patients at each level.
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Michael Jordan Fisch, MD, MPH, FASCO

Michael Fisch, MD, MPH, is the Medical Director of Medical Oncology for AIM Specialty Health. He currently serves on the Cancer Communications Committee, and he previously served as Chair of ASCO's Integrated Media and Technology Committee. Follow Dr. Fisch on Twitter @fischmd.

Oct 24, 2014
As the first Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium kicks off, it is striking to think how this meeting has taken shape and how it intersects with ASCO during its 50th year of existence. Like me, ASCO was born in 1964. Interestingly, that same year, Dame Cicely Saunders (the founder of the modern...
May 30, 2014
Becoming professionalized in medicine is a process that starts in medical school and gets consolidated through the remarkably absorbing daily process of being around patients, health professionals, and scientists. One part of this process is learning to ask the right questions. Early in our careers...
Mar 24, 2014
"ASCO recognizes that optimal oncology care requires the integration of palliative care practices and principles across the trajectory of cancer care." That statement drew very loud and sustained applause at the annual meeting of the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)...
Jun 09, 2013
June 7 was no ordinary Friday; it was my daughter’s last day in high school. Remember that day in your life? Endings are important, aren’t they? As a sports fan, endings are part of some famous quotes such as Yogi Berra’s quip, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” or Dick Motta’s inspiring quote for the...
Dec 05, 2012
“Still having trouble wrapping my head around all the tweets. They say so little…but I’ll keep trying.”
Aug 06, 2012
About eight years ago, before blogs and twitter were part of our daily world, I was intrigued by entertaining and informative syndicated radio programs such as ”Car Talk” (the talk show featuring “Click” and “Clack”) and “...

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