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Sep 21, 2017
"At different points in the retreat, I felt indebted to the women who came before me... and renewed by the ideas we all have to make a world of difference in cancer care," writes Dr. Stephanie Graff.
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.
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Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMedSc, FASCO, F

Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS, FASCO, is the Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor and Director of the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center at the Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Institute, where he specializes in gynecologic oncology. He is also Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford. An ASCO member since 1983, he is the Co-Chair of the Management of Cervical Cancer Guideline Expert Panel. He has also served on numerous other ASCO committees, including the Scientific Program Committee and the Cancer Education Committee.

Dec 22, 2016
When I first took the helm of ASCO’s member publication in 2006, ASCO Connection was very different—so different, in fact, that it was not even called ASCO Connection!
Oct 25, 2016
While every issue of ASCO Connection features the expertise, perspective, and achievements of women working in our field, this issue’s cover story is dedicated to examining the challenges still faced by women in medicine. We can all be allies in confronting sexism (and other forms of discrimination...
Aug 24, 2016
It’s abundantly clear that more heads are better than one when it comes to cancer care, and that working together as a team of experts (including the patient, who is the expert on their life) leads to the best outcomes.
Jun 29, 2016
I began serving as Editor in Chief of ASCO Connection in 2006, and will conclude my second term in December 2016. It has been—and is!—a pleasure to lead our member publication, and it will be hard to say goodbye at the end of the year.
May 25, 2016
Today ASCO issued its first clinical practice guideline on invasive cervical cancer, with recommendations organized according to health system resource availability levels. I was honored to serve as Co-Chair of the Expert Panel, along with Dr. Linus Chuang.
Apr 28, 2016
The first ASCO Annual Meeting that I attended was in 1982, soon after I completed my fellowship in gynecologic oncology. It was an inspiring experience that stimulated and encouraged my continuous participation in our extraordinary Society.

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