Latest Blogs

Apr 02, 2020
Dr. Martina Murphy, Dr. Devika Das, and Dr. Elizabeth Henry consider how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting hematology/oncology training, and offer tips for staying connected to trainees.
Apr 01, 2020
Dr. Mona Hassan arrived in the United States excited for professional development and activism opportunities. Within a week, COVID-19 completely derailed her plans.
Apr 01, 2020
The TMPRSS2 protein has a role in both COVID-19 and in prostate cancer, suggesting intriguing avenues of inquiry for researchers engaged in the fight against COVID-19.
Mar 31, 2020
Dr. Inas Abuali attempts to make sense of the shifting tides and what they mean for her patients, colleagues, and loved ones (while maintaining safe social distance from her co-fellows).
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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.

Mar 24, 2020
Dr. Anna M. Laucis examines the drivers of professional burnout in oncology, and the devastating cost of failing to acknowledge the effects of burnout.
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).

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