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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!
May 08, 2017
Every time I’ve received a gift from a patient, I feel humbled and slightly embarrassed, for, really, I’m just doing my job. But I treasure each one, tangible or intangible.
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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.

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.
Feb 07, 2017
ASCO’s commitment to women is not new, but Dr. Sonali M. Smith hopes that the new Women in Oncology Blog will bring renewed energy and passion to this topic.