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Jan 23, 2020
When communicating prognosis, "I would suggest that we give information slowly and steadily, taking things as they come, allowing patients and their caretakers time to settle down and accept things as they are," says Dr. Raj Mohan.
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? 
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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.

Dec 30, 2010
A recent copy of The New England Journal of Medicine leads with an editorial from Michael E.
Oct 17, 2010
A high school friend of mine grew up to be a Princeton economist, and every October when I read the New York Times article announcing this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize, I pay attention to see if this is the year that he makes the front page. Although last week’s announcement went to three other...
Aug 16, 2010
It’s said that a camel was the result when a committee got together to design a horse.
Jul 16, 2010
In the last 48 hours, CMS released the final rules governing the first stage of MU and CCHIT launched its oncology workgroup. Things are heating up this July. The ARRA regulations for the incentive program for implementation of meaningful use of HIT were released as 3 documents. The one of greatest...
Feb 14, 2010
This past week, HHS announced that $386 million had been awarded to 40 states to form health information exchanges (HIE). HIE will be responsible for facilitating the transfer of medical information between providers. HIE's, although state based, may come together to form regional exchanges.

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