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May 23, 2023
Whether you participate in person in Chicago, watch sessions online, or keep up with the meeting outcomes and conversations on social media (or any combination of these), I hope the ASCO Annual Meeting leaves you feeling inspired and, above all, connected.
May 04, 2023
"If we can provide chemotherapy services through a tele-chemotherapy model at smaller rural centers, why can’t we do the same for clinical trials?" asks Dr. Sabe Sabesan.
Apr 27, 2023
The ASCO Journals Editorial Fellowship changed Dr. Mona Hassan's perspective on the publication process.
Apr 20, 2023
Novelty socks were the surprising vessel through which Dr. Jon Steinmetz built trust and connection with a withdrawn patient.
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Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS

S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS, is an Associate Professor and Gastrointestinal Oncologist at the Duke Cancer Institute. He is a health services researcher with interests in the cost and value of cancer care, and how costs impact patients' experiences. Dr. Zafar serves on ASCO's Health Disparities and Quality Symposium Planning Committees, as well as serving as an Editor on the Journal of Oncology Practice's Editorial Board. Follow Dr. Zafar on Twitter @yzafar.

May 29, 2015
“Value” will be front and center at the ASCO Annual Meeting this year, so much so that it has earned its own search category as a cross-cutting theme in the ASCO Meeting iPlanner. While the word itself is now ever-present in our discussions of advancing cancer care, defining value is not so easy. ...
Dec 03, 2013
On the way to work recently, I heard a radio advertisement that sparked my interest. A cancer center (not my own) was advertising 3D mammography to patients as an alternative to standard mammography. As a GI oncologist, I have to admit knowing very little about 3D mammography. But as a health...
Jun 06, 2013
“So what did you learn at the meeting? Is there something new for me?” Sometime during my first clinic session after the ASCO Annual Meeting, I inevitably get asked these questions by patients. It’s gotten so common that I expect the questions and prepare an answer. Usually, I’m asked these...
May 24, 2013
Everyone’s talking about health care costs these days. The presentations usually start with a chart of rising health care expenditures, the tip of the line pointing skywards. Next come exhaustive (and exhausting) tables, more charts, all punctuated with a final shrug of uncertainty from the speaker...