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Nov 09, 2018
My coauthors and I focus on health disparities using specific countries across the income spectrum to highlight the challenges encountered by health officials, physicians, and patients at each level.
Nov 09, 2018
By Victoria S. Brown, MD, MS Starting the first month of fellowship with my July newborn, I had a plan. I had recovered from my c-section and pre-eclampsia, my baby was sleeping 6 hours a night, and I needed to do something—anything, really—that didn’t involve diapers. 
Nov 09, 2018
Each year, we call upon the ASCO members to place your votes to select our Society’s future leaders. This year, we are asking that you not only vote for the open leadership positions, but also for a proposed bylaw change.
Nov 08, 2018
With the launch of its strategic plan, ASCO leadership crystalized its global vision into the future to enhance its role as a truly global organization. The strategic plan will build on...
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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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