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Sep 21, 2017
"At different points in the retreat, I felt indebted to the women who came before me... and renewed by the ideas we all have to make a world of difference in cancer care," writes Dr. Stephanie Graff.
Sep 15, 2017
When a new patient comes to see you about a cancer diagnosis, think about the invisible things they may be carrying to the visit, such as fear, anxiety, sleepless nights, financial worries, and...
Sep 14, 2017
Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar outlines the current work of ASCO's International Affairs Committee. A particular emphasis this year is fostering clinical research in oncology through capacity and skill...
Sep 12, 2017
I applaud the Foundation for Women’s Cancers for highlighting the importance of trials, and join them in their push for more trial options for not only my own patients, but for all patients with...
Sep 12, 2017
As fellows, we are the faculty members and program directors of tomorrow, so it really is up to us to make sense of how to maintain the necessary rigor to get through medical training but also how to...
Sep 06, 2017
In this issue’s Trainee & Early-Career section, Dr. Melissa Loh shares thoughtful, practical advice for oncology fellows thinking about...
Aug 30, 2017
The concept of a person having cancer and not needing any treatment was somewhat foreign to Dr. Suneel D. Kamath when he first started training. However, within just a few months, he realized that...

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Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jul 07, 2017
The comments reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of this blog (and many others on ASCO Connection). These are reflections on...

Janet Sheenan
Jul 07, 2017
In this short essay, I counted the words "I, me, my, myself" ("our, we"--referring to providers--not in team of patient and...

Adetokunbo Oluwasanjo, MD
Jul 01, 2017
I just love those “mandatory training required” emails....they have a way of washing away your hopes for a little breathing space...

Prateek Mendiratta, MD
Jun 30, 2017
Ms Denzler,   Thanks again for taking the time to respond and comment on my recent blog.  Your suggestions and comments are...

Brenda Denzler
Jun 30, 2017
I can think of a few hints for the "learning to communicate better" part of oncology practice. (1) Never dismiss a patient's concern by...

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