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Mar 22, 2018
Dr. Raj Mohan considers the concept of trust, and notes that what many patients will remember is how you made them feel comfortable as a human being, understood them, and stayed with them through their ups and downs.
Mar 22, 2018
A trial of aqueous lidocaine to manage painful intercourse for breast cancer survivors was a small study with a great magnitude of benefit. Do we need to wait for more data, or can we start applying these findings for our patients today?
Mar 20, 2018
During a weeklong vacation, I made a point of being truly present with my family. What did I learn from unplugging? A lot, actually.
Mar 14, 2018
If we want our patients to have the best possible health outcomes, we need to make sure that their caregivers are also being cared for.
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Guest Commentary on 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

Sep 28, 2010
By Jamie Von Roenn, MD. I have been reflecting on language. Both ASCO and the World Health Organization say palliative care is applicable early in the course of disease in combination with life-prolonging therapies. That fits with what my patients seem to want; to live as well as possible for as...