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Dec 03, 2019
ASCO's delegation to the AMA HOD invites all ASCO members to share their thoughts and concerns concerning issues affecting the practice of oncology, as your input directly impacts the delegation's work.
Dec 03, 2019
When a patient is looking for the word "cure," anything else, especially if vague, is not enough. "No evidence of disease" leaves room for doubt but, importantly, also room for hope.
Dec 02, 2019
Dr. Omid Etemadi describes the evolution of integrated cancer care in the Philippines. 
Nov 21, 2019
Dr. Clarissa Mathias, chair-elect of ASCO's International Affairs Committee, speaks to the incredible impact that ASCO volunteers have on cancer care around the world.
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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.

Nov 12, 2015
You have the ability and privilege to cast your vote, thereby shaping the future of ASCO and, in turn, patient care, training, education, policy, and research. Your selection will affect the practice of oncology in academic and community settings throughout the world.
Oct 21, 2015
Building on an enormously successful inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium in 2014, the 2015 Symposium afforded a wide array of opportunities for oncology and palliative care clinicians and other health care professionals to learn, network, and grow professionally.
Sep 15, 2015
The Chairman always arrived very early, gathered information about what had happened during the night from the head nurse, then retired for a few hours into his studio to write: he was a highly educated man, full of interests. That morning he saw me with my eyes full of tears.
Sep 09, 2015
John was waiting in the exam room for me. I was standing outside the door, not wanting to go inside.
Sep 03, 2015
Broaching difficult topics, such as the possibility of a recurrence or the failure of treatment to control the disease, is often postponed because it is uncomfortable for both the patient and the doctor.
Aug 31, 2015
In her groundbreaking work with patients experiencing distress in advanced cancer, Dame Cicely Saunders coined the term “total pain” to describe the multidimensional nature of suffering.

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