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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 email@example.com if you are interested in writing a guest post.
Apr 06, 2023
According to Dr. Atlal Abusanad, "My experience caring for a newborn as a consultant medical oncologist is different from residency training, when I had my firstborn—both are challenging, but the challenges are different in each phase."
Sep 16, 2021
Dr. Atlal Abusanad discusses how biases in valuing capability and potential in female oncologists has led to their underrepresentation in prominent roles.
Nov 16, 2020
"This pandemic really threw a wrench at an already delicate work/life situation that now looks a lot like a house of cards," write Dr. Richa Dawar and Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez.
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.