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Jul 01, 2020
 In this strange and socially distant year, I wanted to offer a few words of encouragement to our medical graduates in Lebanon and around the world.
Jun 29, 2020
Assumptions are the opposite of open communication; they remain unsaid and often expand to include thoughts that are unrelated to the initial feeling.
Jun 22, 2020
Pervasive bias has been in this country for centuries, and quiet microaggressions and larger macroaggressions have been given a pass for far too long.
Jun 18, 2020
ASCO Ethics Committee chair Dr. Jonathan Marron and I discuss two recommendations from a recent paper on allocating scarce health care resources during COVID-19.
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Gilberto Lopes, MD, MBA

Gilberto de Lima Lopes Jr., MD, MBA, FAMS, a medical oncologist, is medical director for international programs and associate director for global oncology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Miami in Florida. He returned to the United States after 10 years in Asia and Latin America and has dedicated much of his time to the issues of cancer control and access to medications in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Lopes is the editor in chief of ASCO's Journal of Global Oncology, associate editor for the ASCO University Editorial Board, 2016-2017 chair of the International Clinical Trials Workshop Working Group, and global health track leader for the Cancer Education Committee, among other volunteer roles. Follow him on Twitter @GlopesMd.

Mar 25, 2020
My coauthors and I call on every oncology caregiver and stakeholder to join us in the fight against our lack of information and help us gather the data that will be paramount to guide our practices in this new reality.
Jun 11, 2019
I am excited about the entire Breakthrough program, including a session I am leading on the impact of social media and telehealth on cancer care.
Nov 27, 2018
By 2030, the number of deaths due to lung cancer is expected to almost double for Latin American women and increase by 50% for Latin American men.
Nov 09, 2018
My coauthors and I focus on health disparities using specific countries across the income spectrum to highlight the challenges encountered by health officials, physicians, and patients at each level.
Nov 20, 2017
A journal that aims to be the voice of global oncology has to publish work relating not only to differences in cancer biology due to risk factors, pathogenesis, and pharmacology, but also disparities arising from social, cultural, economic, and political resource-constraining issues.
Jul 26, 2017
My coauthors and I identify deficiencies in prevention and screening efforts that could be acted upon to further reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Latin America.

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