• AUGUST 26, 2019
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    Chinese Patients Want To Know More About Their Illness & Treatment

    Chinese Patients Want To Know More About Their Illness & Treatment

    Written by Susan Dicosola, MS, CMPE – Executive Director of Queens Medical Associates I am both privileged and elated to have attended “When East Meets West” – Health Care Professionals Cultural Competency Forum on 7/31/19. As usual, Dr Cynthia X. Pan organized a terrific half-day session for professionals to cap off another 4-day intense training

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    • MAY 17, 2019
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    Cancer Patients Fear Measles

    Dr. Gabriel Jung’s response to the article “For cancer patients, fear of measles has upended daily routines” Written by Elizabeth Chuck As an oncologist, I am being asked by more of my patients about the risk of getting measles from higher incidence of cases in the community as reported recently in the media. I assure

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    • MARCH 14, 2019
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    FDA Takes New Steps To Broaden Patient Participation In Cancer Clinical Trials

    FDA Takes New Steps To Broaden Patient Participation In Cancer Clinical Trials

    “Some cancers are now being referred to as chronic diseases due to the advent of new cancer treatments.  In turn, this means we need to re-evaluate generic protocol inclusion/exclusion criteria. As you may know, inclusion/exclusion criteria are some of the rules by which patients are accepted into or excluded from a clinical trial. Improvements like

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    • MARCH 12, 2019
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    The Problem With The Phrase ‘Beat Cancer’

    “When thoughtful people sharing their point of view we can learn from them. Brittany Wong is one such thoughtful person. In this Huffpost column she reflects on a moment of regret – when she told her father he can beat cancer. This regret is relatively recent because we are evolving in our support for people

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