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Mar 22, 2018
Dr. Raj Mohan considers the concept of trust, and notes that what many patients will remember is how you made them feel comfortable as a human being, understood them, and stayed with them through their ups and downs.
Mar 22, 2018
A trial of aqueous lidocaine to manage painful intercourse for breast cancer survivors was a small study with a great magnitude of benefit. Do we need to wait for more data, or can we start applying these findings for our patients today?
Mar 20, 2018
During a weeklong vacation, I made a point of being truly present with my family. What did I learn from unplugging? A lot, actually.
Mar 14, 2018
If we want our patients to have the best possible health outcomes, we need to make sure that their caregivers are also being cared for.
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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...