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Feb 21, 2019
I try to be clear when my approach is a recommendation based on the best data we have, and when it’s a suggestion in situations where reasonable clinicians may come to a different conclusion.
Feb 14, 2019
It's hard enough to try dating again after a cancer diagnosis and treatment, but some of my patients also face strong opposition from their adult children.
Feb 14, 2019
Dr. Suneel D. Kamath was surprised to learn how important laughter and levity can be in the physician-patient relationship.
Feb 11, 2019
When a patient asks, "Why me?", Dr. Stephanie Graff considers that they may not be asking for a list of their cancer risk factors.
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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.

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.
Mar 20, 2017
When the basics of cancer control are not in place, should we discuss targeted agents and immunotherapy in resource-constrained settings?
Oct 31, 2016
Hope springs eternal in the Brazilian economy and health care system, with cautious optimism for gains in oncology care.

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