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Jun 11, 2019
I am excited about the entire Breakthrough program, including a session I am leading on the impact of social media and telehealth on cancer care.
Jun 11, 2019
Real actions that promote women and under-represented groups in medicine are doable, starting today.
Jun 07, 2019
"Oncologists are asked every day to peer into a crystal ball and speak sagely about how much time is left," writes Dr. Mark A. Lewis, "...but each person with cancer enters an irreproducible experiment in which they are the sole participant."
Jun 03, 2019
The concept of work-life balance is a mirage. Instead, I think of it as a pendulum that sways between my priorities to match the moment and the setting. 
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Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMedSc, FASCO

Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS, FASCO, is the Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor and Director of the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center at the Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Institute, where he specializes in gynecologic oncology. He is also Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford. An ASCO member since 1983, he is the Co-Chair of the Management of Cervical Cancer Guideline Expert Panel. He has also served on numerous other ASCO committees, including the Scientific Program Committee and the Cancer Education Committee.

Dec 22, 2016
When I first took the helm of ASCO’s member publication in 2006, ASCO Connection was very different—so different, in fact, that it was not even called ASCO Connection!
Oct 25, 2016
While every issue of ASCO Connection features the expertise, perspective, and achievements of women working in our field, this issue’s cover story is dedicated to examining the challenges still faced by women in medicine. We can all be allies in confronting sexism (and other forms of discrimination...
Aug 24, 2016
It’s abundantly clear that more heads are better than one when it comes to cancer care, and that working together as a team of experts (including the patient, who is the expert on their life) leads to the best outcomes.
Jun 29, 2016
I began serving as Editor in Chief of ASCO Connection in 2006, and will conclude my second term in December 2016. It has been—and is!—a pleasure to lead our member publication, and it will be hard to say goodbye at the end of the year.
May 25, 2016
Today ASCO issued its first clinical practice guideline on invasive cervical cancer, with recommendations organized according to health system resource availability levels. I was honored to serve as Co-Chair of the Expert Panel, along with Dr. Linus Chuang.
Apr 28, 2016
The first ASCO Annual Meeting that I attended was in 1982, soon after I completed my fellowship in gynecologic oncology. It was an inspiring experience that stimulated and encouraged my continuous participation in our extraordinary Society.

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