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Jul 08, 2020
A student asked Dr. Tian Zhang about compartmentalizing feelings to avoid burnout. Dr. Zhang recalled an experience from her own medical school days about the neccessity of empathy in patient care.
Jul 07, 2020
Dr. Piyush Srivastava outlines recommendations from the recently released ASCO Special Report provides for oncology practices as they return to more routine care delivery in the pandemic.
Jul 07, 2020
Outpatient oncology clinics can be daunting for a new fellow and the learning curve is steep, but you already have the basic foundations of patient care. You've got this!
Jul 01, 2020
 In this strange and socially distant year, I wanted to offer a few words of encouragement to our medical graduates in Lebanon and around the world.
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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 serves on ASCO's Social Media Working Group, ASTRO's Education Committee, and Massachusetts Medical Society's Communications Committee. His areas of prime interest are patient education and health empowerment. Follow Dr. Katz on Twitter @subatomicdoc.

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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