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Oct 16, 2018
We all need to take a stand on gender equality, writes Dr. Eileen Parkes.
Oct 10, 2018
Dr. Stefania Gori describes the Italian Association of Medical Oncology's meeting with Pope Francis, and the blessing he offered to everyone who cares for people with cancer.
Oct 03, 2018
The chair-elect of the ASCO Health Equity Committee and I discuss concerns with proposed Medicaid work requirements and their impact on patients with cancer and their physicians.
Sep 27, 2018
GLOBOCAN 2018 indicates a significant global increase in the numbers, incidence, and mortality rates, albeit significant differences in mortality amongst countries of different economic levels. 
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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.

Dec 02, 2013
Founded in 1933 and comprising nearly 800 members, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that aims to support the global health community in our fight against the disease.
Oct 16, 2013
“Armies cannot stop an idea whose time has come.”—Victor Hugo, History of a Crime (translated)
Oct 07, 2013
Access to medications in general—and cancer treatments in particular—is one of the major challenges facing oncology and public health practitioners today, especially in countries with limited resources.
Jul 11, 2013
The year was 1992. The country’s economy was in turmoil and prices were skyrocketing. As a young medical student, I joined a crowd of hundreds of thousands of protesters demonstrating throughout Brazil. We were claiming for the impeachment of Fernando Collor, our first elected President in 30 years...
Jun 08, 2013
“The past is a study for reflection, not repetition”—Mario de Andrade (1893-1945), Brazilian poet and novelist
Apr 02, 2013
“And the sea comes, and summons our lives.”—Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, diplomat and Nobel laureate Ulan Bator, Dalian, Seoul, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu, Yangon, Dhaka, Kolkata, Tashkent, Beirut, Bogota, San Jose. No, these are not the exotic locations where Pablo Neruda served as a...

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