William Wood

In Practice

A physician’s view of the challenges and rewards of patient care.

In Practice

The denominator problem in clinical oncology

HemOnc Today, June 25, 2016
William Wood, MD
I have a fairly typical academic oncology practice. As a bone marrow transplant physician, I primarily see patients who have acute or chronic…
In Practice

Shooting for the moon: Reasons for optimism in oncology practice

HemOnc Today, May 25, 2016
William Wood, MD
In his State of the Union Address in January, President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a “moonshot” to cure cancer and empowered Vice
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State of the science: High-priority transplant trials for nonmalignant disease

HemOnc Today, April 25, 2015
Hemant Murthy, MD; William Wood, MD
Last June, we launched a series of columns in HemOnc Today intended to discuss high-priority proposals that emerged from the 2014 Blood and Marrow…
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State of the science: High-priority transplant trials for lymphoma

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2014
Hemant Murthy, MD; William Wood, MD
In the June 10 issue of HemOnc Today, we launched a series of columns to discuss high-priority proposals that emerged from the 2014 Blood and Marrow…
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State of the science: High-priority transplant trials for AML, MDS

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2014
William Wood, MD
In my June 10 column in HemOnc Today, I introduced a series of articles about contemporary clinical challenges and research priorities in the field…
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The state of the science: Starting a dialogue about HSCT

HemOnc Today, June 10, 2014
William Wood, MD
In 2013, Science magazine designated cancer immunotherapy as its breakthrough of the year.
In Practice

Online chats allow patients, physicians and advocates to share insights, experiences

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2013
William Wood, MD
I have written previously about the ability of Twitter to facilitate conversations around topics relevant to hematology and oncology. I recently…
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Cooperative network helps generate high-level evidence to guide care of transplant recipients

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2013
William Wood, MD
I recently attended on our bone marrow transplant service, working with an outstanding clinical fellow who was rotating onto the service for the…
In Practice

Few textbook answers when making decisions amid significant uncertainty

HemOnc Today, June 25, 2013
William Wood, MD
“You’re the doctor. What would you do if you were me?”
In Practice

‘Shared wisdom’ can help achieve patient-centered outcomes

HemOnc Today, May 10, 2013
As a stem cell transplantation physician, I come across clinical scenarios all the time in which the “correct” course of action…