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Jul 20, 2018
Dr. Jaime G. de la Garza-Salazar shares the story of how one of the first international Best of ASCO Meetings came to be.
Jul 18, 2018
The ASCO Annual Meeting is over, and now we return to our routines—in our clinics and hospitals, offices and operating rooms, labs and libraries, classrooms and conference rooms. I hope these stories will continue to fuel your inspiration and remind you why you chose the work you do.
Jul 18, 2018
"The challenges that affect the growth of a physician are not limited to a curriculum but are also about emotional growth." Dr. Samah Nassereddine describes the growing pains of her first year of fellowship.
Jul 16, 2018
Broadening eligibility critera for cancer clinical trials will give more patients the opportunity to contribute to scientific research.
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Clement Adebayo Adebamowo, MD, ScD

Clement A. Adebamowo, MD, ScD, is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Associate Director for Population Sciences for the Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore; Chairman of the Nigerian National Health Research Ethics Committee; and Founding Director of the Center for Bioethics and Research in Ibadan, Nigeria. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Bioethics Online Journal, Public Health Ethics Journal, and Cancer in Africa Online Journal, among others. Dr. Adebamowo previously worked as Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, as well as served on the Journal of Clinical Oncology Editorial Board and as Chair of ASCO's International Affairs Committee. Follow Dr. Adebamowo on Twitter @adebamowo.

Apr 21, 2015
Recent publications remind me of the ever-present need to...
Jul 23, 2013
As cancer incidence in Nigeria is increasing, the field of oncology is growing in importance. However, it is a complicated field that requires many years of training and dedication. It is not easy for the country to just suddenly increase the number of specialists in this area. There is a huge gap...
Jul 16, 2013
Even with the low level of development, we can use our resources better in Nigeria—with better and earlier identification of cancer, implementation of low-cost, early-detection strategies, improved patient navigation that decreases patient and medical delay before presentation and before treatment...
Jul 09, 2013
Nigeria, like most developing countries, is undergoing an epidemic of communicable and noncommunicable diseases. Most citizens are aware of the communicable diseases such as malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. In contrast, awareness of the noncommunicable disease epidemics is low. There...
Dec 20, 2010
This is not about global warming—- ;-) ! But how many times have you thought about ecologic fallacy? Not many of us think about it and would wonder what it has to do with cancer care. This problem has been on my mind for years as I have watched cancer patients and health care professionals struggle...
Sep 30, 2010
In this post, I would like to share the misunderstandings and anxieties that result when critical information is withheld from patients with cancer and from their family members.

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