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May 23, 2018
IDEA and LIFe recipient Dr. Susmita Sharma is working hard during her U.S. fellowship so that she can achieve her dream of delivering exceptional cancer care to her patients in Nepal. 
May 23, 2018
I thought providing good care was enough. I thought treating everyone the same was enough. But I realized that I have to be aware of how race and racism affect my patients and how they experience the medical system.
May 22, 2018
Sometimes cross-coverage means having hard conversations with patients who aren't ours, but who still deserve our expertise and our honesty.
May 21, 2018
"I know too much. I don't know enough." Dr. Stephanie L. Graff interviews Dr. Kelly Shanahan, an OB/GYN living with metastatic breast cancer.
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Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the CEO of ASCO. Prior to this role, he served as Chief of the Breast Medicine Service and an attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and as a professor in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a Past President of ASCO. His research interests include all areas of care related to breast cancer, with a focus on the development of novel systemic therapies and prevention interventions related to the obesity and inflammation. Follow Dr. Hudis on Twitter @CliffordHudis.

Jul 29, 2014
I am writing because I really want everyone’s input—comments, email, phone calls, written notes—on an issue that has been a slowly growing concern for all of us at ASCO: Our election and specifically our members’ participation in it. While we may pat ourselves on our collective backs for selecting...
Jul 10, 2014
One of the joys of aging—and there actually are a few—is the opportunity to use decades of experience to begin to see and understand what really matters over the long term. What kind of work, what clinical focus, what research paths turn out to be truly transformative and illuminating for our field...
May 17, 2014
With the approach of our 50th Annual Meeting, ASCO is also formally launching an entirely new initiative aimed at the growing problem of obesity. This effort, funded through our Conquer Cancer Foundation, is meant to help us all confront obesity which is a risk for many common cancers and also a...
Mar 27, 2014
As you read this, our 50th Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching. Tens of thousands of travelers are planning their time in Chicago, and hundreds of presenters and discussants are finalizing their posters and slides while many more ASCO volunteers and staff are making final preparations to...
Jan 27, 2014
The approach of ASCO’s Annual Meeting—where we will celebrate the 50th year since our founding in 1964—brings excitement and anticipation. Your Cancer Education Committee, led by Dr. Gini Fleming, has been working hard and in collaboration with the...
Nov 12, 2013
Sometimes life and events unfold in ways that suggest the presence of planning and forethought. It is hard to be sure since, faced with randomness and coincidence, some have suggested that we have been selected through evolution to see patterns and associations even when none exist.

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