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Jan 19, 2021
Do you need to do an advanced fellowship? Dr. Samer Al Hadidi explores the opportunities and drawbacks, and acknowledges that in the current system, the answer is, "It depends."  
Jan 15, 2021
In this new year we must remain alert to our own prejudices, and be vigilant about keeping our personal biases out of the charts and out of our discussions with colleagues, patients, and caregivers. 
Jan 15, 2021
It was clear to chief medical officer Dr. Richard L. Schilsky that ASCO would be his professional home throughout his career. He shares reflections on the role of the Society ahead of his retirement, after 8 years as CMO, in February.
Jan 12, 2021
"It is far too common that patients with less access to care or different skin color or unfamiliar language are assumed to not understand," writes Dr. Jacquelyne Gaddy. "Maybe it is in fact that we didn’t take the time to understand."
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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...