Latest Blogs

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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International Perspectives

International Perspectives provides an interactive platform for international leaders in their respective fields to share perspectives on oncology topics. International Perspectives contributors are invited to post by invitation from ASCO’s volunteer leadership and key staff.

Feb 02, 2015
World Cancer Day – February 4 – is a key date every year for all of us in the international cancer community. Under the leadership of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a diverse and vibrant community of organizations comes together to advance a particular theme. For ASCO, it is...
Feb 02, 2015
Owing to insufficient public and private investment in chronic disease prevention and control, millions of sub-Saharan Africans present with late stage, life-threatening diseases -- including cancer. Because of poor health systems and symptom control infrastructure, and limited numbers of...
Feb 02, 2015
By Monica Malik MD, DNB. It is estimated that almost 50% of all cancers are related to unhealthy choices like tobacco, alcohol, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits, unsafe sex and other modifiable environmental factors. Obesity is already on its way to overtake tobacco as the leading cause...
Feb 02, 2015
By Ian N. Olver, MD, PhD, FRACP. One-third of cancer deaths could be prevented by lifestyle choices alone. If there was a drug that claimed that success, it would be front page news. Changing behavior doesn’t seem dramatic, yet can be very difficult to achieve. The three areas in which the most...
Feb 02, 2015
By Sana Al Sukhun, MD, MSc, President of Jordan Oncology Society. Early detection has become the motto of public health campaigns all over the world. Not only does it reduce the burden of disease by reducing morbidity (complications of both disease and treatment), but also by reducing associated...
Feb 02, 2015
By Paul Ruff, MD, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Since the turn of the century, we have seen a paradigm shift in the way we treat cancer, with the advent of targeted therapies, especially monoclonal antibodies and small molecule kinase inhibitors. Indeed the development of...

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