Category Archives: Cancer

February 4: World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day (WCD) is dedicated to increasing global awareness and education to prevent, detect, and treat all types of cancer. On this special day, people in all corners of the world gather to encourage and inspire positive action in … Continue reading

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Conisus Appoints New Chief Information Officer

Atlanta, August 5, 2015 – Conisus today announced the appointment of Steve Fernandez as Chief Information Officer, effective August 17, 2015. Mr. Fernandez will set overall IT strategy for the Conisus network of companies, ensuring that leading-edge technology and digital … Continue reading

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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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When Best Intentions Go Wrong—First, Do No Harm

When a patient with chronic paraplegia is admitted to a hospital due to a severely infected wound, he is shocked to be offered the option of comfort care by the admitting hospitalist.  Although this palliative choice was undoubtedly offered with … 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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