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Dec 11, 2018
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC; @deadline2020) recently issued an important message about transforming Pink October Breast Cancer Month from awareness into action to have a better impact on prevention and treatment of breast cancer...
Dec 11, 2018
What do you do when a patient requests a different physician, and you suspect prejudice is the reason?
Dec 11, 2018
Mentors have the awesome responsibility, and privilege, of guiding the next generation of physicians, who in turn will come through medicine and make it better for both those who work in health care as well as the patients whose lives rely on it.
Dec 06, 2018
Dr. Colin D. Weekes and the Reverend Joel B. Guillemette had a thoughtful and personal conversation about how they approach deeply challenging questions of hope and mortality in their work following an ASCO town hall event.
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Frank L. Meyskens, MD

Dr. Frank L. Meyskens, Jr., is Professor of Medicine, Biological Chemistry, Public Health, and Epidemiology and Director Emeritus at the UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Vice-Dean 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.

 

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...