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Jun 03, 2020
We must commit the same energy and focus we pour into conquering cancer to addressing systemic issues that affect the health of people of color in our country.
May 27, 2020
The power of touch in this time of physical distancing is top of mind for young adults trying to date, older couples in high-risk groups, and health care professionals who miss the empathy communicated in a handshake or a hug.
May 26, 2020
Stacey Tinianov and I discuss the language of cancer, respecting an individual's context, and empowering patients to be engaged in their care.
May 26, 2020
Dr. Ray Page and I discuss the important role that drug repository programs can play in helping our patients afford their treatment while reducing the financial toll on the cancer care delivery system.
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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.

May 20, 2015
The 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium will build on the strengths of last year’s meeting while adding new educational and networking elements that promise to engage attendees and virtual learners alike.
May 07, 2015
Since the 1970s, we have been involved in a war against cancer. But how do military metaphors and battle imagery affect people who are trying to cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis? Longtime patient advocate Diane Blum explores common language used to describe cancer and its treatment.
Mar 17, 2015
For years now, we have had a raging debate in the renal cell carcinoma (RCC) community regarding the use of adjuvant therapy. In a patient with no evidence of metastatic disease following surgery, the standard...
Oct 10, 2014
By Anthony Back, MD @vitaltalk Dave’s wife* pulled out a list of questions from her purse. Sitting across from her, I could read her first question upside down, in a shaky cursive script across the top of the page. Her question: “How much longer?” She...
Sep 24, 2014
Jyoti Patel, MD, is a medical oncologist and Cancer.Net Associate Editor for lung cancer. Due to the positive response Dr. Patel’s guest post has received on the Cancer.Net Blog, ASCO Connection wanted to make ASCO members aware of this...
Aug 29, 2014
By Joseph DiBenedetto, Jr., MD, FASCO

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