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Oct 27, 2020
In Lebanon, as elsewhere, we are concerned that many patients are avoiding clinic and hospital visits for fear of catching coronavirus. We therefore decided to focus our October 2020 awareness campaign on breast self-examination at home.
Oct 27, 2020
I wasn’t sure what the patient's response would be to my suggestion for mourning after prostate cancer treatment, but I thought it was worth talking about.
Oct 27, 2020
An OSIG is "an ideal opportunity for us to be active in public health, advocacy, leadership, and education with a major focus on cancer prevention and screening, increasing the quality of life of patients and their families, as well as healthy living," writes Ms. Duaa Kanan.
Oct 01, 2020
There are established channels to demonstrate your productivity and follow a career path in research and practice. However, if you're passionate about education, you have to think creatively about how to carve out your niche and show your abilities.
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Matthew S. Katz, MD

Matthew S. Katz, MD, is the medical director of radiation oncology at Lowell General Hospital and a partner in Radiation Oncology Associates, PA. He is former chair of the Communications Committee for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and External Advisory Board member for Mayo Clinic Center for social media. He has served on ASCO's Social Media Working Group, ASTRO's Education Committee, and Massachusetts Medical Society's Communications Committee. His areas of primary interest are patient education and health empowerment. Follow Dr. Katz on Twitter @subatomicdoc.

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Mar 23, 2020
We can work to limit the spread of COVID-19 while providing humane, evidence-based cancer care.
Feb 19, 2020
Let’s look critically at the prospective trial evaluating the association of ringing a bell with distress experienced by patients with cancer.
Nov 15, 2018
During my career, pathologists have always been the “doctor’s doctor.” Why can't they be the "patient's doctor" as well?
Dec 06, 2017
Only 11% of randomized trials give enough detail to practically use in clinical practice. Here are five ways we can use internet-based communication to make it easier for academic innovators to get credit for their work, and  to implement new findings for our patients.
Jul 12, 2017
Here are 10 reasons why we should look at postoperative radiation for regional melanoma.
Jul 19, 2016
Drug companies play a key role in improving cancer care, but financial toxicity for patients continues to worsen. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty from excessive drug costs, and we have an ethical obligation to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable.

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