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Apr 12, 2021
"A successful mentorship is mutually beneficial for the mentor and mentee, where each party has to recognize and understand what the other is offering and whether it fits each career path," said Dr. Atlal Abusanad.
Apr 07, 2021
Educating ourselves about various religious customs and beliefs, in my opinion, is one way to promote inclusiveness. During Ramadan, you can help facilitate an inclusive culture at your institution in a few ways.
Apr 07, 2021
Despite limitations, some winds of change are noticeable regarding clinical research in the Latin America and Caribbean region, according to Dr. Matías Chacón, Dr. Diego Enrico, and Dr. Federico Waisberg.
Apr 01, 2021
Cancer is now the second leading cause of death globally. We can’t begin to make a dent in reducing this cancer burden unless we address cancer from a global perspective, said ASCO CMO Dr. Julie R. Gralow.
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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 eLearning 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.

Disclosure.

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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