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Sep 16, 2021
Dr. Atlal Abusanad discusses how the underrepresentation of female oncologists in prominent roles is due to a bias in valuing their capability and potential. 
Sep 14, 2021
My colleague and friend Christine McGinn discusses the experience of caregiving for her brother, and the lessons she now brings to her own practice.
Sep 09, 2021
"I think of my fellowship studies as a series of layers—every time I do well at one layer, I am ready to move to the next one," said Dr. Tarek Haykal.
Sep 01, 2021
There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in cancer research, with so much knowledge to support our explorations and so many pressing questions still to answer.
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Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FASCO, FACP

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.

Disclosure.

Jul 27, 2021
Dr. Nizar Bitar and I review the 2021 Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting, which featured an extraordinary faculty from all over the globe and our talented colleagues here in Lebanon.
May 26, 2021
Nostalgia for Chicago and the in-person ASCO Annual Meeting was the subject of one of the nicest articles I recall writing for ASCO Connection last year. We are in for ASCO21 as a second virtual meeting from ASCO.
Mar 11, 2021
One year into the pandemic, I find myself answering almost as many questions about COVID-19 as I do about breast cancer, as my recent patient calls illustrate.
Jan 27, 2021
Countries like Lebanon, with delays in vaccination, carry the risk of herd immunity by the coronavirus rather than by the vaccines—which could mean tens of thousands of more deaths, more suffering, and health care system collapse. 
Oct 27, 2020
In Lebanon, as elsewhere, we are concerned that many patients are avoiding clinic and hospital visits for fear of catching coronavirus. We therefore decided to focus our October 2020 awareness campaign on breast self-examination at home.
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.

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