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ASCO Admin
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
For those who have an interest in cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs):The following is an updated calendar of ASCO activity in LMCs for 2011. For updates and more information, these and other ASCO meetings and workshops are also posted on the ASCO Calendar of Events (...
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ASCO Admin
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
We’ve all seen the news coverage of the war-torn nation of Iraq. You would never know that this country — a historically prosperous, well-civilized country with a rich, ancient heritage — was once making its way to the forefront of oncology care. And although Iraqis are currently facing a vast...
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Lodovico Balducci, MD
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
Volunteer Voices“ASCO on Wings” Offers Educational Opportunities Around the World “You may open the window and still fail to see the fields and the rivers. You may not be blind and yet you can’t see the trees and the flowers.” These verses are engraved on the mausoleum of Fernando Pessoa, in the...
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Doug H.M. Pyle
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
The ESMO/ASCO Recommendations for a Global Curriculum in Medical Oncology are a set of guidelines, with a global perspective, for the clinical training required for physicians to qualify as medical oncologists.The first edition of the Curriculum was published by ASCO and ESMO in 2004, and has been...
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Kara Garten
May 09, 2011 12:37 PM
ASCO is expanding the International Cancer Corps, a program that pairs ASCO members with medical centers in low- and middle-income countries, to include a new partnership with Tikur Anbessa (“Black Lion”) Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A key goal of this partnership will be to support the...

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