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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.
Nov 28, 2022
I began my medical career in Arizona, where I received an early lesson in the importance of cultural sensitivity thanks to members of the Navajo Nation from the Four Corners region.
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...