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Jun 10, 2021
According to Dr. Aakash Desai and Dr. Turab Mohammed, the pandemic has emphasized one of the most challenging yet quintessential skills needed for a health care provider: the ability to break bad news compassionately to families.
Jun 04, 2021
Dr. Shaalan Beg and I discuss the difficulties of navigating situations in which our duty to be honest to the person we treat abuts another's cultural or social norms.
Jun 03, 2021
Being recognized based on my social media presence can be a little creepy, but there are certainly really good reasons for health care professionals to be active on these platforms.
Jun 01, 2021
Dr. Alankrita Taneja watched from afar as her grandfather's health declined in parallel with the health care system in New Delhi during the devastating second wave of COVID-19 in India.
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Peter Paul Yu, MD, FASCO, FACP

Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the physician-in-chief at Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. He is a past president of ASCO, past chair of the Breakthrough Co-Host Committee, and currently serves on the CancerLinQ Board of Governors, as an associate editor of JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics, and on the JCO Oncology Practice editorial board. Follow Dr. Yu on Twitter @YupOnc.

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Sep 29, 2013
It took almost 24 hours of travel to reach Xiamen, China, site of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) and the ancestral home of my mother. As with most of anything in China, the growth of CSCO has been enormous and yet the challenges of caring for such a large...
Sep 26, 2013
Today, I had the distinct pleasure and honor to represent ASCO at the opening session of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, here in Xiamen, China, with 5,000 in attendance. I presented ASCO's vision of the challenges and opportunities facing oncology over the the...
Apr 27, 2013
"Value-Based Medicine," if not yet a term for the ages, is an increasingly embraced concept for our times of diminishing health care resources, a time for doing more with less. The risks of not taking this reality seriously are borne out by Sequestration, another newly coined term in our vocabulary...
Jan 27, 2013
Recently I was asked to think about the ethical aspects of health information technology (HIT), which I confess, is not a subject I had given much thought to before. After all, what could be unethical about such an obvious example of manifest destiny?
Oct 06, 2012
It is hurricane season once again and it has been 7 years since Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast, displacing thousands of patients with cancer, many under active treatment. Since that time the world has changed, but the problems of coordination and continuity of care exposed by the Katrina...
May 27, 2012
The human aspects of cancer care and the belief that it is within our power to alleviate suffering and provide succor, while advancing towards a cure, is what drives us each day to do what needs to be done. It is the connection to humanity that transcends and transforms health information...

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