John Sweetenham, MD, PhD

Editorials by John Sweetenham, MD

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Healthy — and not so healthy — competition

HemOnc Today, May 10, 2017
John Sweetenham, MD
ASCO published its annual report on the state of cancer care in America earlier this spring. As in previous years, the report highlights significant…
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The cost of living: Financial constraints put benefits of revolutionary treatments at risk

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2017
John Sweetenham, MD
In early March, long-term follow up results of the IRIS trial appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine. This study, opened in 2000, compared…
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Reflections on the value of new cancer drugs: The role of the man in the mirror

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2017
John Sweetenham, MD
The cost of cancer drugs has been the subject of intense interest and scrutiny. This is no surprise as the focus on value in cancer care increases…
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Despite challenges in US cancer care, things could be a lot worse

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2017
John Sweetenham, MD
“When my bankroll is getting small I think of when I had none at all
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Valuing communication and communicating value: Staying in touch with our patients’ priorities

HemOnc Today, January 10, 2017
John Sweetenham, MD
Although the presidential election result has raised questions about the direction of health care reform, most experts believe that value will remain…
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Doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results: It’s time to move on

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
A publication in Journal of Clinical Oncology reports the results of a randomized trial that compared rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin…
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Cancer screening: The stars are aligned

HemOnc Today, November 10, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
In recent weeks, important new studies have added more data to the ongoing debate about the effectiveness of screening programs for breast cancer and…
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Missing emails: How we set the record straight

HemOnc Today, October 10, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
In an election year in which missing emails and cybersecurity have attracted a frenzy of media attention, I was recently thinking about my own email…
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End games, Charles Nesbitt Wilson and cancer survivorship

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
The movie Charlie Wilson’s War, based on the book of the same name by George Crile III, depicts the story of Charles Nesbitt Wilson. Wilson…
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Balancing hope and realism: It may be time to adjust the sails

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
Events of recent weeks have kept the focus of the oncology community in the United States on President Barack Obama’s national cancer moonshot…