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Jun 26, 2017
"It is not just for us, the health care providers, to set the vocabulary around cancer. We need to ask those whom the term affects," says Professor Bogda Koczwara. "People are not just the diseases that afflict them."
Jun 26, 2017
When a patient is prone to missing appointments, I try to remember that cancer is never easy, and it is especially difficult for those whose lives are chaotic.
Jun 26, 2017
Good communication isn’t learned overnight. It takes many years of watching and modeling mentors who are blessed with this subtle skill, as well as training and practice.
Jun 20, 2017
New immunotherapies are offering astounding responses, but my patient's remission came at the cost of debilitating toxicity. How much is too much to bear?
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Women in Oncology

The Women in Oncology blog provides a dedicated space to share challenges, insights, and best practices with regard to navigating careers, personal growth, and professional development. All ASCO members are encouraged to contribute; contact training@asco.org if you are interested in writing a guest post.

Jun 13, 2017
"Reflection kept bringing me back to a simple truth: my job as a mother and my job as a physician are strikingly similar," writes Dr. Stephanie Graff.
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 01, 2017
Dr. Julia Close prepared for the birth of her first child with endless study, reading editorials by physician moms and attending sessions on work-life balance. None of this self-directed education prepared her for the emotional impact of guilt.
Apr 04, 2017
Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel reflects on the sense of unease that comes with knowing that cancer can happen to anyone (including oncologists), and turning that feeling into motivation.
Mar 13, 2017
A supportive network of women colleagues and friends helps Dr. Uma Borate feel more empowered in her oncology career and in her life.
Mar 02, 2017
The number of women in top leadership positions in many professions, including medicine, is disproportionately low. Leadership skills training, writes Dr. Arti Hurria, can help fix this "leaky pipeline" and help women define their own leadership styles.

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