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Apr 02, 2020
Dr. Martina Murphy, Dr. Devika Das, and Dr. Elizabeth Henry consider how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting hematology/oncology training, and offer tips for staying connected to trainees.
Apr 01, 2020
Dr. Mona Hassan arrived in the United States excited for professional development and activism opportunities. Within a week, COVID-19 completely derailed her plans.
Apr 01, 2020
The TMPRSS2 protein has a role in both COVID-19 and in prostate cancer, suggesting intriguing avenues of inquiry for researchers engaged in the fight against COVID-19.
Mar 31, 2020
Dr. Inas Abuali attempts to make sense of the shifting tides and what they mean for her patients, colleagues, and loved ones (while maintaining safe social distance from her co-fellows).
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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 18, 2018
At a forum on work-life balance, Dr. Julia Close was asked, "When is the best time to have children?" There's no easy answer to this question.
Jan 30, 2018
Dr. Julia Close considers the relationship between perfectionism and procrastination, and learning to find satisfaction in a task well (but not perfectly) done.
Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Julia Close describes a recent study about the dearth of sponsorship opportunities for women in medicine. Narrowing the opportunity gap is crucial for narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions.
Oct 09, 2017
"As a mother and an oncologist, there are always times when I am plagued with doubt, feeling I could be more fully present in one role if I wasn’t worrying about the other," says Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel.
Sep 21, 2017
"At different points in the retreat, I felt indebted to the women who came before me... and renewed by the ideas we all have to make a world of difference in cancer care," writes Dr. Stephanie Graff.
Jun 13, 2017
"Reflection kept bringing me back to a simple truth: my job as a mother and my job as a physician are strikingly similar," writes Dr. Stephanie Graff.

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