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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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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.

May 19, 2015
The inaugural Cancer Control in Primary Care Course took place in Bhopal, India, in March 2015, which was fitting since it was the site of the largest environmental disaster in world history....
May 18, 2015
Myanmar, a country of approximately 51 million people, is home to a rich cultural heritage and vast natural resources. A former British colony, it has been independent since 1948, but was ruled by a military junta from 1962 to 2011, and during that time was largely closed to outside visitors and...
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...

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