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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 simply by stopping by to meet colleagues and have a cup of coffee.
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!
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Abdul Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH

Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH, is Chair of the Department of Oncology at King Abdulaziz Medical City and a Professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Jazieh's areas of professional interest are lung cancer, professional development, and improvement of cancer care delivery. He previously served on ASCO's International Affairs Committee and International Development and Education Award (IDEA) Working Group. Follow Dr. Jazieh on Twitter @jaziehoncology.

May 07, 2012
ASCO is the most important oncology meeting in the world, with more than 30,000 attendees and hundreds of presentations. Recently, I have been asked by many people how to get the maximum benefit from the Annual Meeting, so I have put together the following tips:Review the...
Jan 14, 2012
As much as we loathe wars, we should realize that we are in the midst of a global one that kills more people than all world wars, regional wars, or civil wars. The numbers of victims claimed by this war’s far-reaching effects and collateral damages are striking evidence of its massive destructive...
Nov 22, 2011
In my first blog post on this topic, I discussed the challenges of creating a culture of cure. It seems that the first hurdle we have to overcome before we talk further about...
Oct 25, 2011
I always wonder whether we have our goals of care prioritized properly when we are caring for our cancer patients. I have many reasons to believe that we may not be doing enough to save every life that can be saved, starting with the work setting being named erroneously as a “Healthcare...

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