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May 01, 2017
We will look to improve and expand mentoring opportunities, develop policy recommendations to support diversity in the oncology workforce, support career development programs, and ensure existing...
May 16, 2017
Dr. Julia Close invites women attending the ASCO Annual Meeting to be a part of conversations about gender in medicine at the Women's Networking Center, either by joining for planned session or...
May 12, 2017
Mr. Todd Pickard considers the effect of the team on professional burnout. Is your team a source of conflict and disappointment, or a source of confidence?
May 09, 2017
I take my responsibilities as a physician seriously. But when faced with my own sick child, everything on my to-do list—writing, research, even clinic—went out the window.
May 08, 2017
If you say things of consequence, there may be consequences; but the alternative is to be inconsequential. Particularly in these tumultuous times for health care and research, we need to speak up!
May 08, 2017
Every time I’ve received a gift from a patient, I feel humbled and slightly embarrassed, for, really, I’m just doing my job. But I treasure each one, tangible or intangible.
May 08, 2017
In oncology, we cannot define our victories by cure, but by the quality of life we are able to provide for our patients.
May 08, 2017
Dr. Sibel Blau's community practice implemented a new model of value-based care delivery to improve the patient experience. The transition was challenging but allows the practice to deliver higher...

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L. Michael Glode, MD, FACP, FASCO
May 19, 2017
Dr. Mendiratta gave a great and thorough answer to this question. There is also a very nice interview with a well-respected expert in the...

Antonella Surbone, MD, PhD, FACP
May 19, 2017
This most interesting piece on truth telling in Sri Lanka reminds me of the situation in Italy, where I grew up and studied before...

Ana Marcela Gonzalez Ling, MA, BSc
May 19, 2017
Thank you for sharing your experience! I truly believe that if we acknowledge and work through the feelings we have while caring for...

Stuti Shroff
May 19, 2017
Course Faculty Response Patients with Lynch syndrome have a higher propensity to develop synchronous and metachronous colorectal...

Thomas J. George, MD, FACP
May 19, 2017
Course Faculty Response The decision to test for a hereditary colon cancer syndrome in the first patient with metastatic disease set in...

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Dr. Julia Close prepared for the birth of her first child with endless study, reading editorials by physician moms and attending sessions on work-life balance. None of this self-directed education prepared her for the emotional impact of guilt.
I take my responsibilities as a physician seriously. But when faced with my own sick child, everything on my to-do list—writing, research, even clinic—went out the window.
This year’s awards honor 25 recipients, and provide vital opportunities for oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to gain useful experience to improve cancer care in their home countries.
ASCO and the oncology community are deeply saddened by the loss of Robert L. Comis, MD, FASCO, who passed away on May 10, 2017. Dr. Comis was a powerful voice in support of clinical trials, cooperative group research, and patient advocacy throughout his career.
Every time I’ve received a gift from a patient, I feel humbled and slightly embarrassed, for, really, I’m just doing my job. But I treasure each one, tangible or intangible.

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