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Women in Oncology

The Women in Oncology blog provides a dedicated space to share challenges, insights, and best practices with regard to navigating careers, personal growth, and professional development. All ASCO members are encouraged to contribute; contact training@asco.org if you are interested in writing a guest post.

Sep 15, 2020
Dr. Deborah Mukherji and Dr. Sally Temraz conducted a survey which examined representation and barriers to women oncologists in the Middle East, and surfaced ideas for improving gender parity in the field.
Aug 26, 2020
Dr. Grace Blitzer, Dr. Aleksandra Kuczmarska-Haas, and Dr. Emily Merfeld describe the landscape of gender inequity in academic medicine, and a survey of women oncologists they hope will inform a more equal future for the field.
Jul 08, 2020
A student asked Dr. Tian Zhang about compartmentalizing feelings to avoid burnout. Dr. Zhang recalled an experience from her own medical school days about the necessity of empathy in patient care.
May 20, 2020
As companies and organizations hurry to prepare timely resources for physicians during COVID-19, Drs. Deborah Mukherji, Sana Al-Sukhun, Shaheenah Dawood, Iman Abou Dalle, and Sally Temraz have noted an unwelcome return of the "manel": expert panels composed of only men.
Mar 12, 2020
"I have been in countless situations where patients preferred to see a male physician instead of me, simply based on gender bias," writes Dr. Asha Karippot. 
Jan 30, 2020
We can’t do a great job caring for our patients if we are spreading ourselves too thin, writes Dr. Sayeh Lavasani.

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