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Apr 02, 2020
Dr. Martina Murphy, Dr. Devika Das, and Dr. Elizabeth Henry consider how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting hematology/oncology training, and offer tips for staying connected to trainees.
Apr 01, 2020
Dr. Mona Hassan arrived in the United States excited for professional development and activism opportunities. Within a week, COVID-19 completely derailed her plans.
Apr 01, 2020
The TMPRSS2 protein has a role in both COVID-19 and in prostate cancer, suggesting intriguing avenues of inquiry for researchers engaged in the fight against COVID-19.
Mar 31, 2020
Dr. Inas Abuali attempts to make sense of the shifting tides and what they mean for her patients, colleagues, and loved ones (while maintaining safe social distance from her co-fellows).
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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 obesity and inflammation. Follow Dr. Hudis on Twitter @CliffordHudis.

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.
Oct 04, 2013
This week I had the good fortune to attend the 10th Main Meeting of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists’ Collaborative Group in Oxford, England. Known widely as “the meta-analysis” or as the “Oxford Overview,” this effort has relied on very large numbers (of randomly assigned patients) to fuel the...

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