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Peer reviewers are assumed to appear fully formed, like Athena springing from Zeus’ forehead, and usually they are not required to undergo any sort of orientation. We aim to change that, in our small way, by creating the JGO Editorial Fellowship.
Helen* had received multiple lines of chemotherapy for a stage IV breast cancer. She had been off treatment for quite a few months now and declined hospice because she did not like strangers in the house.
Bruce cites his upbringing as the impetus to improve cancer care on a global scale. My interests are just as granular and stem from where I was born and raised, in the tiny South Pacific Island of Guam.
Personalized cancer care is not a new concept, but its application has been enabled and enhanced by a far greater understanding of the biological underpinnings of cancer than ever existed before.
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.
The auditorium was designed for around 400 people, but only a quarter of the place was occupied. Some people were sitting next to each other; some were hiding alone at the end of the hall.
As physicians who take care of patients with cancer, all of us worldwide have the same goals of cancer prevention, early detection and screening, improvement in the quality of cancer care, and accelerating research and new therapies. The question is, how can we accomplish these goals in a world...
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?
The inaugural Cancer Control in Primary Care Course took place in Bhopal, India, in March 2015, which was fitting since it was the site of the largest environmental disaster in world history....
Myanmar, a country of approximately 51 million people, is home to a rich cultural heritage and vast natural resources. A former British colony, it has been independent since 1948, but was ruled by a military junta from 1962 to 2011, and during that time was largely closed to outside visitors and...
The crab is sometimes used to represent cancer, perhaps because of the tenacity with which a crab grabs hold of its prey. From the hairy crab of Shanghai to the king crab of Alaska, crabs have evolved into hundreds of subspecies across the world.
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...
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...
Dr. Domen Ribnikar discusses his experience at the International Clinical Trials Workshop in Opatija, Croatia.
This war, which is associated with poor socioeconomic status and deterioration of medical services, affects not only the cancer care but also the academic process and research establishment at Damascus University.

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