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Aug 10, 2017
In a divisive time, I look to my patients and see that there is more that unites us than divides us, and this is worth celebrating.
Aug 04, 2017
Never doubt that your voice and time matter when it comes to trying to change the world in a positive way. We as a community can come together and really make a difference, and you can see it firsthand any weekend in almost any city across the country.
Aug 03, 2017
The line of thinking that women can do without their breasts only makes breast cancer treatment easier for us as physicians, not for our patients. When it's your own body, every organ is vital.
Aug 03, 2017
The program is now available for this year's Research Community Forum Annual Meeting. Dr. Richard L. Schilsky invites you to join this unique event on September 24-25 in Alexandria, VA.
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Gilberto Lopes, MD, MBA

Gilberto de Lima Lopes Jr., MD, MBA, FAMS, a medical oncologist, is medical director for international programs and associate director for global oncology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Miami in Florida. He returned to the United States after 10 years in Asia and Latin America and has dedicated much of his time to the issues of cancer control and access to medications in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Lopes is the editor in chief of ASCO's Journal of Global Oncology, associate editor for the ASCO University Editorial Board, 2016-2017 chair of the International Clinical Trials Workshop Working Group, and global health track leader for the Cancer Education Committee, among other volunteer roles. Follow him on Twitter @GlopesMd.

Oct 06, 2015
Low- and middle-income countries must invest in cancer control in a cost-effective, stepwise fashion to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time with the most rational allocation of resources.
Jun 26, 2015
Few readers will remember Kenneth Feinberg. A lawyer by profession, in the wake of 9/11 and more recent tragedies such as the Boston Marathon bombing, he was responsible for answering the unanswerable question: How much is a human life worth?
Oct 27, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014. 7:15 AM, Brasilia Time. In the United States most people are resting before making preparations for Halloween over the weekend. After reviewing and editing three articles for our joint Union for International Cancer Control/ASCO/European Society of Medical Oncology World...
May 07, 2014
In the 16th century, Portuguese navigators, after reaching India, continued to sail east looking for the Spice Islands and their lucrative namesake commodities. They reached Malacca, a wealthy Malay trading port in 1509—and took it in 1511, bringing the first era of worldwide trade routes into...
Mar 17, 2014
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”—Steve Jobs
Dec 02, 2013
Founded in 1933 and comprising nearly 800 members, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that aims to support the global health community in our fight against the disease.

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