Subscribe to this column
Michael Paul Link, MD, FASCO
Michael P. Link, MD, FASCO, is the Lydia J. Lee Professor in Pediatric Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is an ASCO Past President and Chair-Elect of the Bylaws Committee. His research interests include the biology and management of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin disease in children and the treatment of bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.
Sep 17, 2012
Each year, ASCO presents awards to leading scientists, clinicians, and advocates whose contributions to our understanding and treatment of cancer and to the delivery of cancer therapy have bettered the lives of the patients for whom we care. Most of these awards are presented at the ASCO Annual...
Apr 05, 2012
As oncologists, we are often expected to “do everything possible” to prolong our patients’ lives and ensure their peace of mind. This expectation arises from within ourselves, as committed caregivers, and from our patients and their families.
Mar 23, 2012
The ASCO Annual Meeting is one of the highlights of the exchange of new information for oncologists in North America and the world.
Jan 16, 2012
Personalized medicine has become the mantra for the 21st century—as if somehow we never before customized the care we provide to the individual patient’s diagnosis and personal needs. But the reality of choosing therapies rationally for patients with cancer has never been more apparent.
Dec 13, 2011
This month we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the signing of the National Cancer Act—the initial declaration of our country’s so-called “war on cancer.” Some have found the symbolic war metaphor distasteful, suggesting that progress against cancer is more akin to problem solving than to...
Nov 21, 2011
Today, one-third of ASCO’s 30,000 members practice outside of the United States. Totaling more than 9,000 clinicians who collectively practice in more than 100 countries, ASCO’s international members represent extraordinary diversity of needs, challenges, and interests. Each and every one of these...