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Feb 15, 2024
This year’s recipients were indeed distinguished leaders in their fields and have dedicated their careers to improve diagnosis, outcomes, and quality of life as well advancing personalized therapy for patients. 
Feb 08, 2024
Dr. Shaalan Beg and Dr. Noelle LoConte consider how oncology organizations can balance the availability of alcoholic beverages at events with the evidence that alcohol consumption can increase cancer risk.
Jan 29, 2024
At the midpoint of her term as 2023-2024 ASCO president, Dr. Lynn M. Schuchter highlights key points of progress from 2023 and looks toward a busy year ahead.
Jan 18, 2024
Dr. Arcita Pramudita, Dr. Lintang Sagoro, Dr. Ardita Pramudani, and Dr. Polo Camacho discuss the many barriers in attempting to integrate palliative care in Indonesia, which include a lack of patient awareness and accessibility.
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Heather Marie Hylton, PA-C

Heather M. Hylton, PA-C, is an oncology physician assistant with a clinical background in hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplantation. She has served in key administrative and clinical roles at leading health care facilities, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Follow Ms. Hylton on Twitter @hmhyltonpac.

Jan 17, 2012
What is the cost of cancer? We are likely to agree that such a deep probing question is exquisitely difficult to answer; the murkiness of the water increases as we move from tangible to intangible costs.
Dec 01, 2011
A recent article in the ASCO Post has me thinking quite a bit about information and communication and the application of these concepts to patient care.  So...
Oct 13, 2011
National Physician Assistant Week occurs every year from October 6th through the 12th. One of the goals of this distinct week is to increase public awareness of the profession. Our profession is indeed young: the Duke University Physician Assistant Program took its first students, convened by Dr....
Oct 01, 2011
It is with great anticipation that the Results of the ASCO Study of Collaborative Practice Arrangements has now been published in the JOP. Key findings in this important study include: Physician and nonphysician practitioner (NPP)...
Jul 25, 2011
One of my favorite authors, Ross King, published a rather interesting book in 2010 called The Fantasia of Leonardo da Vinci (Levenger Press). This book includes a collection of Leonardo’s riddles, jests, and fables. Leonardo...
Jun 06, 2011
There is no mistaking that the notion of hope is pervasive at the Annual Meeting. During Sunday's Plenary Session there was a nearly palpable energy in the room: Hope for what these findings might mean for our patients! Hope that these therapies may lead to better outcomes for our patients with...