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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.
It is no accident that our Society’s member publication is titled ASCO Connection— its mission is to connect members to ASCO, ASCO to its members, and members to each other. After all, connection is why we join professional societies in the first place: to be a part of something...
I was fortunate to begin my radiation oncology training on our Chairman’s service, working with lung cancer expert Dr. Ken Rosenzweig. At that time, one of my earliest clinical experiences was seeing a woman who had a history of early-stage lung cancer treated with radiation.
Expert office hours were a new event at this year’s Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, and they were truly a highlight for me. They provided me with the opportunity to sit down with two attendees and visit about palliative care practice and research issues.
The responsibility for treating patients with cancer is tremendous, and it often feels even greater when caring for pediatric patients. The emotional toll on oncologists can be larger, as well.
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