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Nov 24, 2021
Transitions are hard in a medical career, especially as the holidays approach, but you can offer colleagues the gift of a listening ear and a safe space. 
Nov 16, 2021
In an original poem, Dr. Alankrita Taneja evokes a lesson learned from her patients on "the hard spiritual truth about living each day and each moment as it comes while surrendering control of the outcome."  
Nov 03, 2021
ASCO president Dr. Everett E. Vokes and Nominating Committee chair Dr. Sharon H. Giordano have a call to action for all voting-eligible members.
Nov 02, 2021
We should start to implement and teach telemedicine earlier in training, so that new trainees can have all the tools needed to navigate and use this modality without any fear or limitation, said Dr. Tarek Haykal.
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Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MPH, MBA, MSc, MA, FACS, FRCS, FASCO

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C), FASCO, is a breast surgical oncologist and a professor in the Department of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. She was part of the inaugural ASCO Leadership Development Program and has served as chair of ASCO's Innovation Grants Selection Committee and as a member of ASCO's International Affairs Committee. Follow Dr. Chagpar on Twitter @AneesChagpar.

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Jun 22, 2020
Pervasive bias has been in this country for centuries, and quiet microaggressions and larger macroaggressions have been given a pass for far too long.
Mar 13, 2018
When I was first asked if I would chair the Cancer Control for Primary Care Course in Bhutan, I immediately exclaimed yes! And then I sheepishly went to look up where exactly Bhutan was on a map.
May 08, 2017
If you say things of consequence, there may be consequences; but the alternative is to be inconsequential. Particularly in these tumultuous times for health care and research, we need to speak up!
Apr 09, 2017
Every year, 400 physicians commit suicide. Nearly 10% of trainees have thought about it in the last two weeks. This is a serious problem that requires a fundamental culture change.
Jun 01, 2015
You never forget your first time . . .The sense of trepidation is overwhelming, the fear of rejection intense. You wonder about your own worthiness, but with some encouragement, you reach out—never anticipating reciprocation. But then it happens . . . almost out of the blue . . . the embrace you...
Apr 06, 2015
Never have I seen such complete outpouring of interest in cancer research than I did last week when the Ken Burns’ special of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of all Maladies aired on PBS.

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