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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.

Nov 16, 2015
Helen* had received multiple lines of chemotherapy for a stage IV breast cancer. She had been off treatment for quite a few months now and declined hospice because she did not like strangers in the house.
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.

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