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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 concern for their loved ones.
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 development.
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 cancer.
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 live and let live while doing it.
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Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MPH

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C), is a breast surgical oncologist, Assistant Director for Global Oncology at the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. She was part of the inaugural ASCO Leadership Development Program and has served as Chair of ASCO's Innovation Grants Selection Committee and as a member of ASCO's International Affairs Committee. Follow Dr. Chagpar on Twitter @AneesChagpar

Oct 16, 2010
I knew that title would catch your attention . . . money is the currency of life. We all need it, work to earn it, yet rarely talk about it. It's almost thought of as a "taboo" topic of conversation . . . While we went into medicine and oncology to provide the best clinical care to our patients and...
Sep 05, 2010
I’m really not the astrological type, but I found my horoscope today interesting . . . “You are in a position right now that is making you nervous. You are like a diver on a high platform looking over the edge. Jumping off is certainly going to be scary, but deep down, you know that after you take...
Aug 15, 2010
It is no secret that one of the “secrets of success” is having a good mentor, or more often, a team of mentors who help shepherd you into being better than you are. These are the people who give you advice, who open doors and provide opportunities, who caution against pitfalls, and who ultimately...
Jul 12, 2010
We all talk about it, read about it, even try to develop it . . . but what is “leadership”? What makes a great leader? Are we born with it? Do we learn it? Does it require age and experience, or is it an inherent ability to trail blaze in the absence of precedence?

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