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Oct 22, 2019
In an increasingly challenging research funding climate, partnerships to share resources and leverage complementary expertise have never been more important, writes Mr. Michael Burton.
Oct 17, 2019
A famous castle in Byblos was illuminated pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month as cancer care professionals spoke out about screening and early detection.
Oct 16, 2019
Participants in ASCO's Advocacy Summit discuss the importance of being engaged with health policy to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
Oct 08, 2019
I wondered how my mentor felt on the topic of personal and professional, on whether it is a good idea to allow a look into the person behind the white coat.
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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.