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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.
Jun 29, 2020
Assumptions are the opposite of open communication; they remain unsaid and often expand to include thoughts that are unrelated to the initial feeling.
Jun 22, 2020
Pervasive bias has been in this country for centuries, and quiet microaggressions and larger macroaggressions have been given a pass for far too long.
Jun 18, 2020
ASCO Ethics Committee chair Dr. Jonathan Marron and I discuss two recommendations from a recent paper on allocating scarce health care resources during COVID-19.
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Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD

Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, was the 2018-2019 ASCO president. She is a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and an associate surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Follow Dr. Bertagnolli on Twitter @bertagnollimm.

Jun 02, 2019
I challenge you all to join in to make a powerful future a reality.
May 15, 2019
If we are to achieve a world without the fear of cancer, we must combine forces and work together as never before to learn from every patient’s experience to benefit those who come afterward. 
Feb 04, 2019
A recent study should serve as a wake-up call to all Americans that obesity is linked to an increased risk of common cancers.
Jan 31, 2019
ASCO’s Clinical Cancer Advances report, our 14th edition, examines the most transformative research of the past year and offers our vision for future research priorities.
Sep 18, 2018
This program’s application period closes on September 25, so apply today if you are interested in being a leader in shaping cancer policy.
Jul 11, 2018
Every patient with cancer deserves equal access to the highest quality care and the opportunity to participate in research.