Category Archives: ASCO

Are Oncologists More Open Minded Than Cardiologists?

How open minded are we as physicians and scientists?  With the rapid change and improvement in cancer knowledge and treatment do oncologists see the world differently than other specialists? Last week at the American Heart Association annual meeting, a study … Continue reading

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Good to Great

The Right People The ability to attract and retain the right people is the key to a company’s success: Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, … Continue reading

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A Sign of the Times: ASCO’s Relationship with the Pharmaceutical Industry

In my 25 years as an ASCO member I have watched the relationship between ASCO and the pharmaceutical industry evolve from almost incestuous to almost antagonistic.  Attending the 2012 Annual Meeting I am reminded how important industry is to ASCO, … Continue reading

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Good to Great

Leadership The type of leadership required for turning a good company into a great company is not what you think: We were surprised [author and support staff], shocked really, to discover the type of leadership required for turning a good … Continue reading

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Brain Rules

Multitasking When it comes to paying attention, multitasking is a myth: Multitasking, when it comes to paying attention, is a myth. The brain naturally focuses on concepts sequentially, one at a time. At first that might sound confusing; at one … Continue reading

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Drive

Motivating people Intrinsic motivation is much more powerful than extrinsic motivation: Another study of artists over a longer period shows that a concern for outside rewards might actually hinder eventual success. In the early 1960s, researchers surveyed sophomores and juniors … Continue reading

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Preventive Advocacy

Why are cancer organizations waiting until it starts to rain before they suggest buying an umbrella? “Join my Medicare Advantage plan and get free membership to a local health club, free glasses and dental care.” This time of year, during … Continue reading

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