Latest Blogs

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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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.

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?
Apr 14, 2017
When faced with a suffering patient and family, it can be all too easy to blame yourself for their pain. Dr. Nasser Hanna encourages you to remember that the cancer is at fault, not you.

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