Latest Blogs

Aug 05, 2020
Hospitals and clinics are restricting visitors to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, but this precaution can be difficult for family caregivers who are struggling to get the information they need to help their loved ones.
Aug 04, 2020
Ahead of the ASCO20 Virtual Education Program, Mr. David Whitaker of Choose Chicago sends his best wishes and gratitude on behalf of the city where the ASCO Annual Meeting is traditionally held.
Jul 27, 2020
Ten years after losing my mom to breast cancer, I find myself reflecting on who I am today and what I have learned from the loss and grief that propelled me to relocate across the globe and dedicate my career to serving patients with cancer. 
Jul 23, 2020
Sometimes the best treatment isn't a medical intervention, but an emotional one, as Dr. Dawood Findakly discovered when a patient seemed to lose his will to live.
Subscribe to this column

Peter Paul Yu, MD, FASCO, FACP

Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the physician-in-chief at Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. He is a past president of ASCO, past chair of the Breakthrough Co-Host Committee, and currently serves on the CancerLinQ Board of Governors, as an associate editor of JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, and on the JCO Oncology Practice editorial board. Follow Dr. Yu on Twitter @YupOnc.

Nov 07, 2014
The third annual ASCO Quality Care Symposium was held October 17-18, in Boston. This meeting has rapidly become the premier event to attend for oncologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and other cancer professionals dedicated to quality improvement.
Sep 04, 2014
Last week, I attended the Japanese Society of Clinical Oncology (JSCO) meeting in Yokohama. JSCO rotates the Congress President position among the Japanese universities, and this was the year for Seiichi Takenoshita, who...
Jul 15, 2014
Human nature, for good or for bad, is remarkably similar across cultures. Literature, art, and music provide common ground and reflect the qualities within us that are creative and validate our existence. The worse aspects of human judgment and nature are shared as well. 2014 marks the 100th...
Jul 08, 2014
The recent long Fourth of July weekend was a quiet one, which is what one hopes for when one is on call. The silver lining of working a holiday is that even the cancer world somehow manages to slow down a bit, which afforded me time for my ASCO homework of reviewing the over 100 ASCO members who...
Jun 29, 2014
Patient-centered care, shared decision-making, and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) collectively describe a powerful concept that underlies much of the current thinking on health care reform. Although what has caught the political attention is health care insurance reform, the success of...
Jun 02, 2014
“Illumination” is a provocative word, evoking as it does the banishment of the darkness of ignorance by the light of new knowledge. Today, we are benefiting from a steady stream of new knowledge about the molecular basis of cancer and the interaction between host and tumor immunology. The concept...

Pages