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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.

Oct 15, 2012
I recently had the honor of representing the Society at theASCO co-hosted 2012 CancerCenter Business Summit, titled “Transitioning toValue Based Oncology: Strategies to Survive and Thrive.” This unique meeting broughttogether...
Jul 31, 2012
Throughout the course of my career, one issue that has remained close to my heart is encouraging women to pursue careers in medical leadership and clinical practice.
Jul 20, 2012
What does “global health equity” mean? There are so many different aspects of health care affecting us all. There are disparities in the world; there are disparities within countries; there are disparities within cities. How do we tackle these enormous issues? First, we need to level the playing...
Jul 09, 2012
I think that one of the lost arts in medicine is observation. I thought about this on my morning walk today. We had a terrible storm, a derecho, last week which knocked the power out in the Washington, DC, area for over one million people. As I walked the neighborhood every day, I noticed a lot...
Jul 07, 2012
I am really looking forward to the upcoming Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco. For me, the smaller, more intimate setting is what “old” meetings used to be like before we expanded to mega meetings. Not that I have anything...
Jun 28, 2012
I have had the good fortune to travel to many places in the world in the last few years. It is such an important aspect of my work. It is incredibly eye-opening to experience different cultures and ways of life. I learn something from every trip I take.