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Jan 19, 2021
Do you need to do an advanced fellowship? Dr. Samer Al Hadidi explores the opportunities and drawbacks, and acknowledges that in the current system, the answer is, "It depends."  
Jan 15, 2021
In this new year we must remain alert to our own prejudices, and be vigilant about keeping our personal biases out of the charts and out of our discussions with colleagues, patients, and caregivers. 
Jan 15, 2021
It was clear to chief medical officer Dr. Richard L. Schilsky that ASCO would be his professional home throughout his career. He shares reflections on the role of the Society ahead of his retirement, after 8 years as CMO, in February.
Jan 12, 2021
"It is far too common that patients with less access to care or different skin color or unfamiliar language are assumed to not understand," writes Dr. Jacquelyne Gaddy. "Maybe it is in fact that we didn’t take the time to understand."
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Edward Paul Balaban, DO, FACP, FASCO

Edward P. Balaban, DO, FACP, FASCO, is the medical director for the Cancer Care Partnership with Penn State University Cancer Institute and professor of medicine at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. He has served as a Practice Guideline Implementation Network (PGIN) representative for Weight-Based Dosing Chemotherapy for Cancer Patients and Gastrointestinal Guideline Advisory Groups. Dr. Balaban is past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology. He serves as an ASCO delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA HOD).

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Jun 01, 2015
The annual ASCO gathering is now in its last 48 hours, and it has been interesting. I have heard discussions concerning payment reform, oncology medical homes, and value based care. The highlighted plenary presentations concerning what appears to be a major clinical advance in the treatment of...
Nov 25, 2014
The American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA HOD) met once again last week in Dallas, Texas. This was the interim meeting where we welcomed ASCO’s new alternate delegate Dr. Kristina Maletz. As always, a wide variety of reports and resolutions were proposed. ...
Jun 26, 2014
We just returned from the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) gathering. Once again, it proved to be extensive, revealing, and eventful. ASCO’s Dr. Barbara McAneny was reelected to the AMA...
Nov 26, 2013
I just returned from participating in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) as a representative of ASCO. I, along with Drs. Chris Nunnink and Barb McAneny and ASCO staff Ms. Jennifer Brunelle and Ms. Monica Tan, attended the interim session. This session has a similar...
Sep 23, 2013
It has been a couple of weeks since our visitor has left, but it remains a visit that should be shared. The International Development and Education Award (...
Jul 02, 2013
I just returned from an interesting family weekend. This family was the American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA-HOD). I, along with Drs. Chris Nunnick, Barb McAneny, and ASCO staff, have had the pleasure of attending these meetings as a representative of ASCO for the past few years. It...

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