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Dec 11, 2018
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC; @deadline2020) recently issued an important message about transforming Pink October Breast Cancer Month from awareness into action to have a better impact on prevention and treatment of breast cancer...
Dec 11, 2018
What do you do when a patient requests a different physician, and you suspect prejudice is the reason?
Dec 11, 2018
Mentors have the awesome responsibility, and privilege, of guiding the next generation of physicians, who in turn will come through medicine and make it better for both those who work in health care as well as the patients whose lives rely on it.
Dec 06, 2018
Dr. Colin D. Weekes and the Reverend Joel B. Guillemette had a thoughtful and personal conversation about how they approach deeply challenging questions of hope and mortality in their work following an ASCO town hall event.
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Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO

Sandra M. Swain, MD, FACP, is the Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center; a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University; and an active member of the NRG. She is a Past President of ASCO and currently serves on the Conquer Cancer Foundation Board of Directors. Her research interests include evaluation of novel therapeutics and targeted therapy for locally advanced, specifically inflammatory, and metastatic breast cancer, cardiotoxicity of current therapies, adjuvant therapy of breast cancer, and health care disparities.

Mar 28, 2013
I am so excited about the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting, and I hope that you will join us in Chicago—or if you can’t make it, through Virtual Meeting—to bring ideas, inspiration, and treatment options back to your patients.
Jan 27, 2013
Several months ago, I posted a blog on Women in Oncology and to my delight, it really captured the attention of a number of readers. It seems that there is a real interest on the part of...
Nov 26, 2012
At mid-point in my career in oncology, I decided I wanted to make a switch from the NIH to direct work with underserved communities, and five years ago, I began a wonderful and evolving journey as Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, in...
Nov 01, 2012
I recently attended a session at the 2012 Cancer Center Business Summit titled “Practical Issues in Palliative and Quality-of-Life Care,” led by John E. Hennessy, CCP, Kansas City Cancer Center/University of Kansas Cancer...
Oct 31, 2012
I recently visited Maine for the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society (NNECOS) meeting in Rockport, Maine. It was a great group, and I really enjoyed meeting the docs. One of my former fellows is from Maine and in practice there. I just love seeing...

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