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Guest Commentary on ASCOconnection.org provides an interactive platform for leaders in their respective fields to share timely perspectives on oncology topics. If you are an ASCO member interested in contributing a guest post, please contact ascoconnection@asco.org.

Jan 15, 2021
It was clear to chief medical officer Dr. Richard L. Schilsky that ASCO would be his professional home throughout his career. He shares reflections on the role of the Society ahead of his retirement, after 8 years as CMO, in February.
Jan 12, 2021
"It is far too common that patients with less access to care or different skin color or unfamiliar language are assumed to not understand," writes Dr. Jacquelyne Gaddy. "Maybe it is in fact that we didn’t take the time to understand."
Jan 08, 2021
As her patient struggled to find the words, Dr. Viju Chandrasekhar found that some forms of connection and communication transcend speech. 
Dec 08, 2020
"As trainees," said Dr. Jonathan Berry and Dr. Aakash Desai, "the pandemic has radically transformed the fellowship experience from what we had envisioned across the three pillars of modern medicine: education, research, and patient care."
Dec 03, 2020
Dr. Samer Al Hadidi considers whether hematology/oncology training should be decoupled into two fully independent areas of study, and how that new structure might look for future trainees.
Dec 01, 2020
"On top of an overwhelmingly difficult year, and after many months, we still face many challenges as it looks like we are hitting a new critical point as the reported COVID-19 admissions are surging," writes Dr. Dawood Findakly.

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