Latest Blogs

Feb 14, 2019
It's hard enough to try dating again after a cancer diagnosis and treatment, but some of my patients also face strong opposition from their adult children.
Feb 14, 2019
Dr. Suneel D. Kamath was surprised to learn how important laughter and levity can be in the physician-patient relationship.
Feb 11, 2019
When a patient asks, "Why me?", Dr. Stephanie Graff considers that they may not be asking for a list of their cancer risk factors.
Feb 07, 2019
Dr. Gottlieb discusses the FDA's efforts to increase overall efficiency by updating or modernizing aspects of our clinical trials conduct and expediting the end-to-end drug development process, as well as controlling the next generation of tobacco products.
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Physician Wellness

The Physician Wellness blog is an interactive platform for ASCO members to share their stories, lessons learned, and best practices with regard to maintaining one’s quality of life and passion for patient care. It is a dedicated space for understanding and promoting personal well-being. All ASCO members are encouraged to contribute; email professionaldevelopment@asco.org for information on contributing a guest post.

Jul 18, 2018
"The challenges that affect the growth of a physician are not limited to a curriculum but are also about emotional growth." Dr. Samah Nassereddine describes the growing pains of her first year of fellowship.
Oct 09, 2017
When your day seems to be a cascade of bad news, your attitude about stress can impact its effect on you. Dr. Julia Close shares a personal story about maintaining perspective during a challenging time.
Oct 02, 2017
In the wake of a natural disaster, writes Dr. Enrique Soto Pérez de Celis, small acts like checking in with a patient via text can go a long way in providing reassurance and care.
Jul 21, 2017
When it comes to taking care of yourself, Dr. Amelia A. Langston notes, it's not about the activity (or how much, far, or fast you go). It's about building a habit and sticking to it, for yourself and for those around you.
Jun 30, 2017
As clinicians, we face growing expectations and demands in all aspects of our work—including our email inboxes. Dr. Suresh S. Ramalingam shares a few ideas for managing email, and welcomes your tips (and/or commiseration).
May 12, 2017
Mr. Todd Pickard considers the effect of the team on professional burnout. Is your team a source of conflict and disappointment, or a source of confidence?

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