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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.

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.
Nov 04, 2019
Forming a community of female physicians is an incredible support network, writes Dr. Tina Rizack.
Sep 26, 2019
Physician parents worry about the effect of their long hours and work commitments on their children. Dr. Sayeh Lavasani suggests focusing on the positive lessons you are modeling for them.
Aug 12, 2019
After a breast cancer diagnosis, cancer researcher Dr. Priscila Gonçalves went from "helper" to "helped." She discovered incredible kindness along the way.  

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