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Aug 05, 2020
Hospitals and clinics are restricting visitors to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, but this precaution can be difficult for family caregivers who are struggling to get the information they need to help their loved ones.
Jul 27, 2020
Ten years after losing my mom to breast cancer, I find myself reflecting on who I am today and what I have learned from the loss and grief that propelled me to relocate across the globe and dedicate my career to serving patients with cancer. 
Jul 22, 2020
History has a long memory and the actions we take today will have ramifications far into the future, as three recent nonfiction books reminded me.
Jul 21, 2020
I counseled a patient whose cancer treatment had impacted her sex life that honesty is always the best policy, even if a secret is intended to spare someone's feelings.
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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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