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Being fully present with her patients at work and with her family at home helps Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel be resilient and maintain her passion for oncology.
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.
Emotional overload and professional burnout can be isolating, as Dr. Nasser H. Hanna describes. But you are not alone.
On behalf of the ASCO Professional Development Committee, Dr. Suresh S. Ramalingam welcomes you to the Physician Wellness blog, a space for discussion and perspectives on physician wellness and professional burnout.
As a physician and a mom, I'm doing what all human beings do every day: making decisions about my life, career, and relationships, and hoping for the best.
I recently completed my residency and the accompanying long process of finding my first position after training. Looking for that job was so different than applying for residency; if you're in the process of job searching, here are some tips from someone who was just in your shoes.
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Medicine, in the words of my friend and mentor Larry Norton, should be a calling, not a glorified profession. Medicine isn’t done in shifts. It’s a commitment made between you and your patients, to oversee their care personally, even when you aren’t around.
The ASCO Annual Meeting represents the largest and most important meeting of oncologists in the world, and the benefits of attending are numerous. When I arrived at this year's Annual Meeting, I wondered, how well were women represented?
A recent AMA Wire article highlighted the resident depression endemic and identified some strategies for improvement. The upshot: Too many trainees are unhappy with their jobs.
Instead of another lecture on how to sign up for social media, I thought I would share my experience, along with specific examples of how it has directly led to professional benefits.
Dr. Hudis will assume the role of ASCO and Conquer Cancer Foundation CEO on June 27, following the retirement of Dr. Allen Lichter.
In today’s medical environment of CTs, MRIs, and PETs, we rely heavily on technology in making our diagnoses. But what can we learn about our patients during a physical examination that we can’t learn from looking at a scan?
The Physician Mom Group on Facebook taught me an unexpected lesson about gratitude.
Each year, the ASCO President selects a theme around which the ASCO Annual Meeting coalesces. Dr. Julie M. Vose’s theme, as you will see in our cover story, highlights the...
I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Cardinale Smith about Oncotalk, a communications course that she coordinates for oncology professionals and trainees.
ASCO staff and  member representatives gathered in Atlanta for the AMA House of Delegates' recent meeting, and, as usual, listened, learned, and spoke on a number of topics.
One of things I like about academic oncology is the chance to collaborate with others, both within my fields of specialization and outside of them.

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