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Jun 10, 2022
Dr. Khalid El Bairi reports on the educational presentations and exciting directions for future research from a recent event organized by young professionals in Taroudant, Morocco.
Jun 10, 2022
At the launch of an innovative partnership to combine medical oncology, hematology, and hospice and palliative medicine into a single fellowship program, Dr. Ramy Sedhom shares perspectives on the value of combined training and the critical function of this new training pathway.
May 26, 2022
"Several valuable lessons can be learned from the Syrian conflict and the immense experience of the Syrian American Medical Society’s (SAMS) efforts, coordination, and contributions developing oncology centers in northern Syria," said Dr. M. Bassel Atassi.
May 24, 2022
As you begin fellowship, "the sheer amount of new knowledge you’re expected to learn [is] like being handed and expected to read a book in a language you barely know," writes Dr. Matthew Kurian.
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Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FASCO, FACP

Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a professor and head of the Hematology/Oncology Division at the American University of Beirut, and director of the Breast Center of Excellence at the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the founding president of the Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology (LSMO), the Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation (LBCF), and Best of ASCO Lebanon. He has served on several committees within the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and co-authored International Consensus Guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC Guidelines) and Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) Guidelines. 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.

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Apr 13, 2022
I have been to many white coat ceremonies for medical students at my own institution, but this year, I had the joy of attending my son's white coat ceremony.
Mar 08, 2022
War or peace, crisis or prosperity, tranquility or troubled times, whatever circumstances we live in, as dedicated physicians and educators, especially specialized in oncology, we never stop!
Dec 15, 2021
Being recognized for your work feels great, and it also presents an opportunity for reflection on what came before and gratitude for those who have supported your journey.
Oct 15, 2021
It is encouraging and enlightening to know that breast cancer awareness campaigns are being conducted all over the world, even in countries troubled with major political and military conflicts.
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.

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