John Sweetenham, MD, PhD

Editorials by John Sweetenham, MD

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Restoring the home-field advantage

HemOnc Today, May 10, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
In team sports, home-field advantage appears to be a real phenomenon. Although the exact causes are not clear — despite having been extensively…
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Value and P values

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
Measuring value in cancer care is challenging. The day I wrote this column, I was in a meeting discussing what might be reasonable longitudinal…
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New data on late treatment effects should change physician–patient discussions

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
Just over a year ago, my editorial for HemOnc Today focused on times when strongly held opinions can get in the way of an objective assessment of…
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Preparing for the journey to the moon

HemOnc Today, February 25, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
The cancer challenge has received considerable and welcome attention in the media in recent months. Following word of increased funding for the NCI…
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Precision cancer care: The knowledge (and reality) gap

HemOnc Today, January 10, 2016
John Sweetenham, MD
Almost every day my email and regular mail have at least one article related to the growth of precision cancer care; the promise of genomics and…
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Given high stakes of cancer care, biosimilar debate requires an open mind

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2015
John Sweetenham, MD
In the last few months, I have followed the emerging debate about the use of biosimilars at a distance, but they have not impacted my clinical…
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Recent data on management of cancer in pregnant women may be cause for optimism

HemOnc Today, November 10, 2015
John Sweetenham, MD
I have had the privilege of taking care of many young adult patients with lymphomas. This group of patients poses unique challenges and rewards. Some…
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Cancer awareness months: Are we missing an opportunity or missing the point?

HemOnc Today, October 10, 2015
John Sweetenham, MD
I was recently reminded that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Coincidentally, I had e-mails from two research charities with an interest in…
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The end(point) game in indolent lymphoma: After years-long search, data suggest genuine progress

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2015
John Sweetenham, MD
Evidence from several sources suggests that OS for patients with follicular lymphoma has improved in recent years. The reasons for this improvement…
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Research reveals fine line between ‘one more try’ and ‘a bridge too far’

HemOnc Today, August 25
John Sweetenham, MD
“I think we may be going a bridge too far.”  – Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning, prior to the First Allied Airborne Army’s…