Category Archives: S Phase

S PHASE EXPANDS SAAS MOBILE ANALYTICS, COMPLIANCE AND MEETING MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

S Phase, an Atlanta-based leader in strategic medical communication services for biopharmaceutical clients, today unveiled a suite of SaaS mobile apps that set new standards of excellence for business intelligence, compliance and meeting management. These tools simplify the upstream portion … 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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“Faith and Hope: Should Oncologists Discourage Unrealistic Optimism”

Once again, a scientific paper about oncology practice reported in the lay press has led some to conclude that cancer specialists are not honest with their patients with advanced cancer about the incurable nature of their illnesses.   Considering that these … 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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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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The “BIG” Error

It’s always a shock when something we were taught in our training and used for years turns out to be wrong and even harmful.  The latest, that we have been under-dosing obese patients with chemotherapy for decades, is not the … 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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