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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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Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the CEO of ASCO. Prior to this role, he served as Chief of the Breast Medicine Service and an attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and as a professor in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a Past President of ASCO. His research interests include all areas of care related to breast cancer, with a focus on the development of novel systemic therapies and prevention interventions related to the obesity and inflammation. Follow Dr. Hudis on Twitter @CliffordHudis.

Jan 25, 2017
As ASCO and the oncology community prepare for World Cancer Day on February 4, 2017, I've been reflecting on the day's theme of "We can. I can," which recognizes the individual responsibilities and opportunities that are built on the advances we make collectively.
Aug 29, 2016
ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford Hudis describes the Society's Global Oncology programs and the initiatives of the Global Oncology Leadership Task Force. Dr. Hudis asks challenging questions about providing optimal cancer care in low-income countries. 
Jul 29, 2014
I am writing because I really want everyone’s input—comments, email, phone calls, written notes—on an issue that has been a slowly growing concern for all of us at ASCO: Our election and specifically our members’ participation in it. While we may pat ourselves on our collective backs for selecting...
Jul 10, 2014
One of the joys of aging—and there actually are a few—is the opportunity to use decades of experience to begin to see and understand what really matters over the long term. What kind of work, what clinical focus, what research paths turn out to be truly transformative and illuminating for our field...
May 17, 2014
With the approach of our 50th Annual Meeting, ASCO is also formally launching an entirely new initiative aimed at the growing problem of obesity. This effort, funded through our Conquer Cancer Foundation, is meant to help us all confront obesity which is a risk for many common cancers and also a...
Mar 27, 2014
As you read this, our 50th Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching. Tens of thousands of travelers are planning their time in Chicago, and hundreds of presenters and discussants are finalizing their posters and slides while many more ASCO volunteers and staff are making final preparations to...

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