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Jan 16, 2020
As the world’s leading organization of oncology professionals who care for people with cancer, ASCO believes it is critical to understand what the public, including patients, think of, expect, and need from the nation’s cancer care system.
Jan 14, 2020
Wherever we live, whatever we do for our day jobs, we have a responsibility to be politically aware and politically engaged.
Jan 09, 2020
What had just happened in an examination room that led to that truly intimate moment in the small space of the elevator? 
Jan 08, 2020
The December holidays are always a hard time for my patients, and as a result, for me and my health care team. It’s hard to feel so depleted when there is so much pressure to be festive and merry.
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Peter Paul Yu, MD, FASCO, FACP

Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a medical oncologist and hematologist, and Director of Cancer Research at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, where he has worked since 1989. In addition to his role as the Immediate Past President of ASCO, Dr. Yu also serves as Chair of the Special Awards Selection Committee, as well as a member on the Quality Care Committee and CancerLinQ Board of Governors. Follow Dr.  Yu on Twitter @YupOnc.

Nov 23, 2013
By chance this week, I experienced a juxtaposition of polar opposites that gave pause for reflection on where we are heading with research that informs advancement in cancer care. For the first two days, I attended the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  (PCORI) Workshop Integrating PROS...
Oct 21, 2013
By my watch, I am somewhere over Lincoln, Nebraska, flying back from the ASCO Provider-Payer Initiative (PPI) Meeting. It’s the third annual PPI meeting and the fact that it exists is significant evidence of ASCO's ability to adapt in response to circumstances and of the increasing resources that...
Oct 14, 2013
There are over 33,000 ASCO members now, and the size and diversity of our membership increases the challenge of keeping the Society in touch with the concerns and opinions that matter the most to our members, the concerns that wake us up in the middle of the night or occupy a good part of our...
Oct 07, 2013
The Atlantic Magazine, together with the University of California San Diego, sponsored a two-day symposium on cancer, highlighting the impact of new technology and drawing upon speakers across the spectrum of the oncology community:...
Sep 29, 2013
It took almost 24 hours of travel to reach Xiamen, China, site of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) and the ancestral home of my mother. As with most of anything in China, the growth of CSCO has been enormous and yet the challenges of caring for such a large...
Sep 26, 2013
Today, I had the distinct pleasure and honor to represent ASCO at the opening session of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, here in Xiamen, China, with 5,000 in attendance. I presented ASCO's vision of the challenges and opportunities facing oncology over the the...

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