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In a divisive time, I look to my patients and see that there is more that unites us than divides us, and this is worth celebrating.
Never doubt that your voice and time matter when it comes to trying to change the world in a positive way. We as a community can come together and really make a difference, and you can see it firsthand any weekend in almost any city across the country.
The line of thinking that women can do without their breasts only makes breast cancer treatment easier for us as physicians, not for our patients. When it's your own body, every organ is vital.
The program is now available for this year's Research Community Forum Annual Meeting. Dr. Richard L. Schilsky invites you to join this unique event on September 24-25 in Alexandria, VA.
When accommodating the needs of an anxious patient, some would suggest that I am aiding and abetting a maladaptive coping style and that I am not helping him at all. But for me, this is the definition of patient-centered care.
Yes, "at least" my patient was still alive. But, at the end of the day, I knew that would not be comforting. “At least” is never enough, because when it comes to life, most of us—cancer or no cancer—always want more.
My coauthors and I identify deficiencies in prevention and screening efforts that could be acted upon to further reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Latin America.
Dr. Nagi El Saghir, Dr. Sana Al-Sukhun, and Dr. Joseph Makdessi share highlights of the Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting, attended by more than 300 health care professionals from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.
When it comes to taking care of yourself, Dr. Amelia A. Langston notes, it's not about the activity (or how much, far, or fast you go). It's about building a habit and sticking to it, for yourself and for those around you.
Drs. Nagi El Saghir, Ghassan Abou-Sitta, and Imad Kaddoura, report on the First International Congress on Conflict Medicine and make recommendations for ensuring that refugee patients with cancer receive adequate, appropriate care.
Everyone has a story about why they became a doctor. But I don’t know anyone who became a doctor because they love paperwork.
Here are 10 reasons why we should look at postoperative radiation for regional melanoma.
The price of and access to oncology drugs remains both a national and international challenge to our patients, providers, and third-party payers.
My father was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer on the night of my very first call as an intern. As his illness progressed, I learned that in the period of dying, between all we can do and nothing we can do, is a sacred space.
Dr. Tracy Balboni outlines the opportunities offered at this year's Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium to grow your understanding of novel supportive care science and innovative clinical approaches and build community among a diverse group of clinicians and researchers.
Dr. Dax. Kurbegov invites physician invesigators to the the meeting to engage in discussion of best practices and develop solutions to challenges affecting the cancer research community.
As clinicians, we face growing expectations and demands in all aspects of our work—including our email inboxes. Dr. Suresh S. Ramalingam shares a few ideas for managing email, and welcomes your tips (and/or commiseration).
The most recent meeting of the AMA House of Delegates was a particularly important one for oncologists and cancer-related issues.

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