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Jun 11, 2019
I am excited about the entire Breakthrough program, including a session I am leading on the impact of social media and telehealth on cancer care.
Jun 11, 2019
Real actions that promote women and under-represented groups in medicine are doable, starting today.
Jun 07, 2019
"Oncologists are asked every day to peer into a crystal ball and speak sagely about how much time is left," writes Dr. Mark A. Lewis, "...but each person with cancer enters an irreproducible experiment in which they are the sole participant."
Jun 03, 2019
The concept of work-life balance is a mirage. Instead, I think of it as a pendulum that sways between my priorities to match the moment and the setting. 
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Beverly Moy, MD

Beverly Moy, MD, MPH, is the Clinical Director of the Breast Oncology Program and a medical oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests include breast cancer clinical trials and racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care. Dr. Moy is a past Chair of ASCO's Advisory Group on Health Disparities and Ethics Committee. She currently serves on ASCO's Breast Cancer Consensus Panel, as well as the Government Relations and Scientific Program Committees.

Mar 16, 2013
Like many other readers of ASCOconnection.org, I was inspired by ASCO president Sandra Swain’s blogs on “Women in Oncology.” Those blogs and the recent publication of...
Oct 11, 2012
I recently had the most emotionally difficult experience of my career thus far. I was on call in the inpatient service while a young mother was dying of advanced cancer. Her entire family, including her young son, was on the floor. We tried to prepare the best setting possible for the young boy by...
Jun 08, 2012
At my last birthday, my 11-year-old son said, “Congratulations, Mom! You’re halfway done with your life!” Ouch. My dear son’s “funny” joke helped me realize that I am now a mid-level oncologist. This came as a bit of a surprise to me because frankly, it seems like just yesterday I was a junior...
Apr 03, 2012
Odds are that you have been faced with a similar dilemma. I have a new patient, not yet 40 years old, who was recently diagnosed with bilateral locally advanced breast cancer. Staging scans did not reveal metastatic disease. I recommended systemic therapy with doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, a...
Mar 14, 2012
Like many oncologists, I am picky about the books I read. I’m not ashamed to say that I favor funny, happy books that make me laugh. There’s enough drama and angst in my day job that I tend to avoid this during my free time.
Dec 12, 2011
The other morning, National Public Radio publicized a clinical study revealing that working mothers multitask more frequently than working fathers and are more likely to worry that they are inadequate parents. Talk about a perceptive glimpse into the obvious. As my friend, also an oncologist and a...

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