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Jun 11, 2019
I am excited about the entire Breakthrough program, including a session I am leading on the impact of social media and telehealth on cancer care.
Jun 11, 2019
Real actions that promote women and under-represented groups in medicine are doable, starting today.
Jun 07, 2019
"Oncologists are asked every day to peer into a crystal ball and speak sagely about how much time is left," writes Dr. Mark A. Lewis, "...but each person with cancer enters an irreproducible experiment in which they are the sole participant."
Jun 03, 2019
The concept of work-life balance is a mirage. Instead, I think of it as a pendulum that sways between my priorities to match the moment and the setting. 
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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.

May 27, 2015
I am pleased to announce that nearly 6,000 abstracts were submitted for the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting, a 7.5% increase from last year’s record total. This explosion of data and knowledge is why I chose the 2015 Annual Meeting theme “Illumination and Innovation: Transforming Data into Learning.” With...
May 07, 2015
The crab is sometimes used to represent cancer, perhaps because of the tenacity with which a crab grabs hold of its prey. From the hairy crab of Shanghai to the king crab of Alaska, crabs have evolved into hundreds of subspecies across the world.
Mar 15, 2015
Every March, the ASCO Board of Directors meets for its Strategic Planning Retreat. Although we always have...   
Feb 04, 2015
Dear ASCO member: Last year, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) released a new process for maintenance of certification (MOC) that many physicians felt was onerous and lacked relevance to how physicians in practice learn today. In response, ASCO and our sister professional societies...
Jan 12, 2015
“Physicians and health care systems will be held increasingly accountable for the results of medical decision-making and success in improving patient disease outcomes...”
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.

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