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Jan 16, 2020
As the world’s leading organization of oncology professionals who care for people with cancer, ASCO believes it is critical to understand what the public, including patients, think of, expect, and need from the nation’s cancer care system.
Jan 14, 2020
Wherever we live, whatever we do for our day jobs, we have a responsibility to be politically aware and politically engaged.
Jan 09, 2020
What had just happened in an examination room that led to that truly intimate moment in the small space of the elevator? 
Jan 08, 2020
The December holidays are always a hard time for my patients, and as a result, for me and my health care team. It’s hard to feel so depleted when there is so much pressure to be festive and merry.
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Guest Commentary

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.

Dec 06, 2016
Survival rates for many types of cancers have continued to improve over the past several decades, contributing to a growing number of long-term cancer survivors. With longer survival, attention to the chronic and long-term adverse treatment effects has become increasingly important.
Nov 03, 2016
The foundation of the guideline update is that palliative care should apply from the time of diagnosis, and through treatment, recurrence, and long-term survivorship or the end of life.
Nov 01, 2016
As voting-eligible members of ASCO, you enjoy substantial benefits and privileges, but with those benefits comes the responsibility to participate in the election to give the Board a clear mandate and a show of confidence.
Oct 21, 2016
As physicians, Dr. Michael K. Keng writes, we have the responsibility not only to care for our patients, but to improve patient care. Quality improvement is often known as a mechanism to reduce cost, but it is also an opportunity to improve the full patient experience. 
Sep 14, 2016
People with cancer and their caregivers need to think about pacing themselves for what may turn out to be a marathon, says Dr. Lidia Schapira.
Sep 06, 2016
Diane St. Germain and Dr. Sandra Mitchell invite symposium attendees to share their thoughts about gaps in knowledge and priorities for palliative care research in oncology with staff from the National Cancer Institute on Friday, September 9.

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