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Nov 08, 2019
As the complexity of cancer care has increased, so too have the pressures on oncology professionals in every setting.
Nov 07, 2019
After observing Health Care Quality Week, Dr. Aakash Desai and Dr. Devika Das ask, "What does quality really mean to us, especially in oncology?"
Nov 04, 2019
Dr. Arjun Gupta pens a heartfelt tribute to Dr. David H. Johnson in honor of Dr. Johnson's induction as a 2019 Giant of Cancer Care and his many years of mentorship.
Nov 04, 2019
Forming a community of female physicians is an incredible support network, writes Dr. Tina Rizack.
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Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP

Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, is associate professor and interim chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida (UF). She is associate director for Medical Affairs for the UF Health Cancer Center, and she is a medical oncologist specializing in gynecologic cancers. She serves on ASCO’s Quality of Care and Cancer Communications Committees and is social media editor for the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Follow Dr. Markham on Twitter @DrMarkham.

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. 
May 08, 2017
Every time I’ve received a gift from a patient, I feel humbled and slightly embarrassed, for, really, I’m just doing my job. But I treasure each one, tangible or intangible.
Apr 16, 2015
One day in clinic, recently, I reviewed my daily schedule with the oncology fellows who were working with me that day.
Jul 31, 2014
The telephone message arrived in my EMR’s inbox. A patient’s daughter had called and wanted to ask some questions about her mother. Her mother, Louise*, had died about two weeks before. I hesitated before calling her, recalling her mother’s cancer course.
Jun 10, 2014
"I just want to know that she'll be able to travel," my patient's husband said.