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Nov 28, 2023
Dr. Tara Rajendran honors two women who, through their kindness and thoughtful attention, shaped her professional path from an early age.
Nov 20, 2023
"We all need to stay informed and engaged on the topic of AI in order to be the best advocates for ourselves, our profession, and our patients."
Nov 03, 2023
Millions of people have been affected by the war in Sudan, and the outlook for patients with cancer is particularly dire. Dr. Nabeeha Karadawi, Dr. Salma Awad Elkareem Ali Mohamed, and Nagham Ali outline the current situation and call for immediate international aid.
Oct 24, 2023
If we believe that dietary supplements are active compounds—and many are—then we should deal with them as medications and advise our patients accordingly.
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Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FASCO, 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.