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Apr 23, 2019
The patients we mentally label as "difficult" are perhaps the ones who need our empathy the most.
Apr 23, 2019
Put everything in your calendar, wear comfortable shoes, and a pro tip on the Starbucks line: Dr. Narjust Duma offers practical advice for oncology trainees headed to the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Apr 18, 2019
When medical student Andrea Anampa-Guzmán's father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, she realized she needed to take care of herself so she could take care of him. 
Apr 11, 2019
On Christmas morning, I had to tell my beloved father in law that he was dying. 
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International Perspectives

International Perspectives provides an interactive platform for international leaders in their respective fields to share perspectives on oncology topics. International Perspectives contributors are invited to post by invitation from ASCO’s volunteer leadership and key staff.

Feb 02, 2015
World Cancer Day – February 4 – is a key date every year for all of us in the international cancer community. Under the leadership of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a diverse and vibrant community of organizations comes together to advance a particular theme. For ASCO, it is...
Feb 02, 2015
Owing to insufficient public and private investment in chronic disease prevention and control, millions of sub-Saharan Africans present with late stage, life-threatening diseases -- including cancer. Because of poor health systems and symptom control infrastructure, and limited numbers of...
Feb 02, 2015
By Monica Malik MD, DNB. It is estimated that almost 50% of all cancers are related to unhealthy choices like tobacco, alcohol, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits, unsafe sex and other modifiable environmental factors. Obesity is already on its way to overtake tobacco as the leading cause...
Feb 02, 2015
By Ian N. Olver, MD, PhD, FRACP. One-third of cancer deaths could be prevented by lifestyle choices alone. If there was a drug that claimed that success, it would be front page news. Changing behavior doesn’t seem dramatic, yet can be very difficult to achieve. The three areas in which the most...
Feb 02, 2015
By Sana Al Sukhun, MD, MSc, President of Jordan Oncology Society. Early detection has become the motto of public health campaigns all over the world. Not only does it reduce the burden of disease by reducing morbidity (complications of both disease and treatment), but also by reducing associated...
Feb 02, 2015
By Paul Ruff, MD, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Since the turn of the century, we have seen a paradigm shift in the way we treat cancer, with the advent of targeted therapies, especially monoclonal antibodies and small molecule kinase inhibitors. Indeed the development of...

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