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Nov 20, 2018
 Although there are still several weeks left in 2018, events have left me speechless twice this year: the deaths of two women, well before their time.
Nov 20, 2018
Attending the ASCO Annual Meeting was a great reminder of the importance of our social media-based networking; each time I “met” a HOWPG member for the first time, it felt like meeting a close old friend.
Nov 20, 2018
To rescue someone on the precipice takes courage, with strong doses of love, acceptance, and supported choices and, above all, trust and hopefulness.
Nov 19, 2018
At a recent meeting, the ASCO delegation to the AMA House of Delegates presented concerns focused on the Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP), among a variety of other issues.
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Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO

Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a professor and director of the Breast Center of Excellence at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (@AUBMC_Official), in Beirut, Lebanon, and head of the Hematology/Oncology Division at the American University of Beirut. He is the founding president of the Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology (LSMO) and has served on several committees within the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). An ASCO member since 1984, Dr. El Saghir is a member of the Journal of Global Oncology editorial board, past chair of the ASCO International Affairs Committee, and co-chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee's Guidelines Advisory Group for Resource Stratification, as well as a past member of Global Oncology Leadership Task Force and Global Curriculum Committee, among other volunteer roles. Follow Dr. El Saghir on Twitter @NagiSaghir.

Oct 30, 2018
The 2018 ESMO Congress showcased the current state of quality of life and patient-reported outcomes, and emphasized how they can be further applied throughout the cancer care continuum. 
Sep 27, 2018
GLOBOCAN 2018 indicates a significant global increase in the numbers, incidence, and mortality rates, albeit significant differences in mortality amongst countries of different economic levels. 
Jul 25, 2018
The 13th Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting was a great success. Is there a BOA in your area? If not, I encourage you to learn more about organizing one.
May 24, 2018
In the midst of troubles in North Africa and Middle East, we keep up with oncology education and research and keep up hope for the betterment of patient care and advancement of science in Arab countries. 
May 03, 2018
The Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation hosts an annual event with mothers and daughters to raise both health awareness and funds to support patients with breast cancer who need financial assistance.
Feb 22, 2018
Case-based presentations and tumor board discussions lend additional educational opportunities to this regional conference.

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