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Nov 17, 2022
After two years of limited activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, October Breast Cancer Awareness Month returned in 2022 with a variety of traditional and innovative activities worldwide.
Nov 10, 2022
"Cancer research relevant to LMICs is a necessity, not a luxury," writes Dr. Khalid El Bairi, and early-career oncologists in LMIC settings can advance cancer research in their communities.
Nov 10, 2022
ASCO president Dr. Eric P. Winer and Nominating Committee chair Dr. Beverly S. Mitchell call upon all eligible voters to make their voices heard in the ASCO election.
Nov 10, 2022
A diverse workforce will benefit all of our patients by exposing us all to new and different ideas, allowing culturally competent care, and ultimately improving cancer care for all patients.
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Frank L. Meyskens, MD

Frank L. Meyskens, Jr., MD, is a professor of medicine, biological chemistry, public health, and epidemiology, director emeritus at the UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and vice dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. He is past chair of ASCO’s Cancer Prevention Committee and has been an ASCO member since 1978. Dr. Meyskens welcomes you to his blog, "Healing Conversations and Poetry." Follow Dr. Meyskens on Twitter @FrankLMeyskens.

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Sep 10, 2020
My own recent hospitalization led me to reflect on the profound and essential role that nurses have had on my life. They have left an indelible imprint on my subconscious, and inspired the following poem.
Nov 20, 2018
To rescue someone on the precipice takes courage, with strong doses of love, acceptance, and supported choices and, above all, trust and hopefulness.
Feb 13, 2018
A recent event brought home the significance of how devastating news is received and how we react to a potentially life-changing message.
Mar 30, 2015
It’s hard to believe that two months have passed since my second blog. If you’ve been reading along, you know that I recently began a dialogue regarding challenges to the profession of medicine and the delivery of health care.
Jan 28, 2015
University of California, San Francisco 1968: The days of rage, Haight-Ashbury nearby; a second-year medical student in pathology naively asking the section pathologist, “Who was this Virchow guy who had so many eponyms?” A quixotic look, the enigmatic answer, and later in the library (no Internet...
Nov 18, 2014
This is my first-ever blog post, and I am probably as surprised by writing it as you are by reading it. In this virgin attempt at social media, I will tell you a bit about myself, how I was encouraged to initiate this blog, a brief history of my re-involvement in ASCO, and a recent “tipping point...