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Oct 16, 2018
We all need to take a stand on gender equality, writes Dr. Eileen Parkes.
Oct 10, 2018
Dr. Stefania Gori describes the Italian Association of Medical Oncology's meeting with Pope Francis, and the blessing he offered to everyone who cares for people with cancer.
Oct 03, 2018
The chair-elect of the ASCO Health Equity Committee and I discuss concerns with proposed Medicaid work requirements and their impact on patients with cancer and their physicians.
Sep 27, 2018
GLOBOCAN 2018 indicates a significant global increase in the numbers, incidence, and mortality rates, albeit significant differences in mortality amongst countries of different economic levels. 
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Richard Mark Boulay, MD

Richard M. Boulay, MD, FACOG, is the chief of gynecologic oncology and the director of cancer survivorship at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cancer Institute in Allentown, PA, where he also chairs the ACOS CoC Cancer Committee. In 2008, at the time of his wife’s diagnosis with leukemia, Rick found support, comfort, and wisdom in his patients’ narratives. With profound respect and admiration for their wisdom, he rededicated his career to the understanding of cancer survivorship. His numerous articles, written at the intersection of cancer and society, join his many recordings of vocal therapeutic music and a recently Emmy-nominated documentary Close to Home: Cancer Survivorship, each sharing the wisdom of cancer survivorship. Join Rick on Twitter @journeycancer.

May 23, 2018
I thought providing good care was enough. I thought treating everyone the same was enough. But I realized that I have to be aware of how race and racism affect my patients and how they experience the medical system.
Mar 12, 2018
I was normal… once. Then I went to medical school. 
Jan 17, 2018
In my experience, cancer treatment plans rarely progress linearly. The further we veer from the anticipated course, the more wrong and dark and sinister it feels. 
Dec 18, 2017
We all have them: the needy patients who take an extraordinary amount of your time and effort. Consider that they aren't needy, but in need. And we can help.
Nov 30, 2017
I understood cancer as an oncologist: I understood its breadth. The manifestation of disease. Now, as a cancer caregiver, I understand its depth.