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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 20, 2011
This week the FDA decided to withdraw bevacizumab's indication for treatment of metastatic breast cancer. The earlier indication had been approved under FDA's accelerated approval process wherein final approval was conditional on the generation of confirmatory evidence based on clinical trials.
Nov 06, 2011
Let me start by mentioning 2 things I missed earlier about Day 1 of the ASCO HIT/EHRs Symposium.  In the session on Usability, Karen Bell, Chair of CCHIT, mentioned 3 areas where EHRs may impact malpractice risk; Communications, Documentation and Medical Errors. Each of these has the potential to...
Nov 06, 2011
The November 3rd edition of the NEJM features a Perspective article on drug shortages by Mandy Gatesman and Thomas J Smith (NEJM 365:18 page 163) that address many of the causative issues that underlie this growing national problem.  
Nov 04, 2011
Today was day 1 of the ASCO HIT/EHR Symposium, which covered a wide range of the ever changing HIT landscape.  Paul Tang, Vice Chair of the ONC HIT Policy Committee, and Chuck Friedman, former Chief Scientific Officer of ONC, now Director of Health Informatics at the U. Michigan School of Public...
Jun 07, 2011
The ASCO Board has embraced the concept of the Rapid Learning Health Care System (RLHS), the vision of a national digital health information system that enables sharing of data between individual health care providers and patients as well as populations of healthy individuals who are at...

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