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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 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.

Apr 07, 2016
“Before I send in the prescription for this new treatment, let’s make sure you can afford it.” This is something I say in all of my consultations.
Jan 19, 2016
There is plenty of research that proves what we intuitively know: a person who is well informed and invested in her treatment is more likely to seek out the resources she needs to cope with the physical and emotional side effects of rigorous treatment.
Jan 13, 2016
Participate in a Breakout Session on "Perspectives on Physician Aid in Dying" on Friday, January 22, at the 2016 Gastroinestinal Cancers Symposium, led by Chair Dr. George Fisher and speakers Dr. Lynne P Taylor and Dr. Kavitha Ramchandran.
Dec 14, 2015
The goal of the Poster Walk at the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium was to promote group interaction surrounding poster presentations that deepens the conversation regarding the research, both for poster presenters and poster reviewers joining the walk.
Nov 30, 2015
Expert office hours were a new event at this year’s Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, and they were truly a highlight for me. They provided me with the opportunity to sit down with two attendees and visit about palliative care practice and research issues.
Nov 23, 2015
For a second year in a row, as part of the ASCO Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, a Death Cafe event was held. The Death Cafe consists of individuals informally sitting around a table and talking about their own experiences with death and their feelings about their own mortality.

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