John Sweetenham, MD, PhD

Editorials by John Sweetenham, MD

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Timing matters — so do breaks

HemOnc Today, June 10, 2019
John Sweetenham, MD
As oncologists, making our services as convenient and accessible as possible for our patients is a major goal and an ongoing challenge. Providing…
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Difficult decisions: Slow changes for overuse of therapy at end of life

HemOnc Today, May 10, 2019
John Sweetenham, MD
For the past few years, one component of my role as a member of the physician leadership team for oncology has been to authorize some types of…
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The potential benefits (and pitfalls) of real-world evidence in oncology

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2019
John Sweetenham, MD
Years ago, on a visit to Cambridge in the U.K., I walked across one of the many parks in that beautiful city. The park separated a middle-class…
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Saying goodbye

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2019
John Sweetenham, MD
I will shortly be leaving Utah to take up a new position at Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Anyone who…
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Second opinions in oncology: Reducing frustration

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2019
John Sweetenham, MD
At a regular cancer service-line meeting last week, we reviewed our experience with pathology over-reads. Like many other centers, we at Huntsman…
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Choosing quality cancer care: The effect of branding

HemOnc Today, January 10, 2019
John Sweetenham, MD
“A brand is a reason to choose.” – Cheryl Burgess
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Getting the word out: Effective communication key to ensuring informed choices

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2018
John Sweetenham, MD
Among the many morning emails recently, one headline caught my attention. It reported the results of an ASCO survey that suggested about 40% of…
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Conflict management and data integrity in the shadows

HemOnc Today, November 10, 2018
John Sweetenham, MD
Consistent with the spirit of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, the issue of financial conflicts of interest in the oncology domain has been…
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‘Insuring’ better outcomes

HemOnc Today, October 10, 2018
John Sweetenham, MD
In the last couple months, I have seen two young patients in my lymphoma clinic for whom insurance issues have had a significant effect on their…
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Cost-effectiveness and common sense

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2018
John Sweetenham, MD
Big-picture trends from ASCO’s most recent clinical practice survey — published in July with 2017 data — reflect ongoing…