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May 05, 2021
Many years ago I treated a patient with a rare sarcoma. We recently reconnected and she generously shared her experience of being treated for and now considered "cured" of her rare tumor, with a reminder that the cancer experience is unique to every individual.
May 04, 2021
If luck, as Louis Pasteur noted, favors the prepared mind, how will oncologists not only prepare but extend cognitive capacity in an era where both medical knowledge and the scope of human endeavor that physicians must address continue to increase exponentially?
Apr 27, 2021
With the current pace of progress in cancer care, urgent implementation of cost-effectiveness training curriculum in fellowship training programs will be indispensable, shares Dr. Samer Al Hadidi. 
Apr 12, 2021
"A successful mentorship is mutually beneficial for the mentor and mentee, where each party has to recognize and understand what the other is offering and whether it fits each career path," said Dr. Atlal Abusanad.
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Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO

Lori J. Pierce, MD, FASTRO, FASCO, is the 2020-2021 ASCO president. A national leader in breast cancer research and health equity, Dr. Pierce is a radiation oncologist, professor, and vice provost for academic and faculty affairs at the University of Michigan. She is also director of the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium. She is the 2018 recipient of the Hologic, Inc Endowed Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award from Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation. Follow Dr. Pierce on Twitter @ASCOpres.

Disclosure.

Nov 05, 2020
As voting opens in this year's ASCO election, Chair of the Board Dr. Howard A. "Skip" Burris III and I highlight some of the proposed amendments to our Society bylaws which are on the ballot this year.
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.