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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.
Apr 16, 2012
It seems that every nephew or niece of mine who has an engineering degree is busy creating the next killer app for a mobile device. Usually it starts with way cool technology, but comes up short in figuring out why enough users would want it or what a sustainable business model might be. On the...
Mar 11, 2012
In health care, we often find ourselves reacting to events rather than dictating them. Being cast in this undesirable position is often unavoidable when dealing with regulators and federal policy. However, the ability to foresee the need for change and thereby influence the direction of change is a...
Nov 20, 2011
This week the FDA decided to withdraw bevacizumab's indication for treatment of metastatic breast cancer. The earlier indication had been approved under FDA's accelerated approval process wherein final approval was conditional on the generation of confirmatory evidence based on clinical trials.
Nov 10, 2011
This week the Institute of Medicine held a workshop on “Envisioning a Transformed Clinical Trials Enterprise in the United States: Establishing an Agenda for 2020.” During the 2-day meeting a variety of...
Nov 06, 2011
Let me start by mentioning 2 things I missed earlier about Day 1 of the ASCO HIT/EHRs Symposium. In the session on Usability, Karen Bell, Chair of CCHIT, mentioned 3 areas where EHRs may impact malpractice risk; Communications, Documentation and Medical Errors. Each of these has the potential to...
Nov 06, 2011
The November 3rd edition of the NEJM features a Perspective article on drug shortages by Mandy Gatesman and Thomas J Smith (NEJM 365:18 page 163) that address many of the causative issues that underlie this growing national problem.