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Feb 14, 2018
Patient advocate Ms. Carole Seigel discusses ASCO's new clinical practice guideline on managing immune-related adverse events for patients treated with checkpoint inhibitors.  
Feb 13, 2018
A recent event brought home the significance of how devastating news is received and how we react to a potentially life-changing message.
Feb 05, 2018
Almost every day a patient (and often many more than one) asks Dr. Evan Hall, “How will my cancer diagnosis affect my life?” This is a difficult question to answer. 
Feb 01, 2018
"Can we increase the chances to make early diagnoses in patients with cancer? Yes, we can, I can, but how?" asks Dr. Jose Angel Sanchez.
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Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP

Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, is a professor and director of the Breast Center of Excellence at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (@AUBMC_Official), in Beirut, Lebanon. 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.

Jan 17, 2018
Even when educational meetings are offered regionally, not everyone is able to attend. Sharing the findings from these meetings in our own institutions is a great service to our colleagues and helps our patients get the best possible care.
Nov 03, 2017
Our recent Patient Empowerment Workshop outlined the importance of screening and early diagnosis in breast cancer, but also emphasized attention and care for women with advanced breast cancer.
Oct 17, 2017
Multidisciplinary units are resouce-intensive, but if you have a computer, you can consult with expert colleagues around the world in a multidisciplinary tumor board.
Jul 24, 2017
Dr. Sana Al-Sukhun, and Dr. Joseph Makdessi, and I share highlights of the Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting, attended by more than 300 health care professionals from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.
Jul 14, 2017
Drs. Ghassan Abou-Sitta, Imad Kaddoura, and I report on the First International Congress on Conflict Medicine and make recommendations for ensuring that refugee patients with cancer receive adequate, appropriate care.
Apr 07, 2017
My colleagues and I share highlights from a successful and well-publicized breast cancer awareness campaign in Lebanon, focused around International Women's Day.

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