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Nov 28, 2022
I began my medical career in Arizona, where I received an early lesson in the importance of cultural sensitivity thanks to members of the Navajo Nation from the Four Corners region.
Nov 17, 2022
After two years of limited activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, October Breast Cancer Awareness Month returned in 2022 with a variety of traditional and innovative activities worldwide.
Nov 10, 2022
"Cancer research relevant to LMICs is a necessity, not a luxury," writes Dr. Khalid El Bairi, and early-career oncologists in LMIC settings can advance cancer research in their communities.
Nov 10, 2022
ASCO president Dr. Eric P. Winer and Nominating Committee chair Dr. Beverly S. Mitchell call upon all eligible voters to make their voices heard in the ASCO election.
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Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO

Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the CEO of ASCO, executive vice chair of Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, and chair of CancerLinQ. Prior to these roles, he served as chief of the Breast Medicine Service and an attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and as a professor in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a past president of ASCO. His research interests include all areas of care related to breast cancer, with a focus on the development of novel systemic therapies and prevention interventions related to obesity and inflammation. Follow Dr. Hudis on Twitter @CliffordHudis.

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Feb 01, 2018
The daily challenges of science and clinical care require the collective “we” to make the big, bold, creative advances that ultimately transform cancers as a whole, but individual lives around the world are changed one at the time, by the “I.” 
Dec 06, 2017
For your consideration (and response), here is an update from the most recent Board meeting that took place on November 16-18, 2017, including the establishment of Core Values and a 5-year strategic plan.
Jan 25, 2017
As ASCO and the oncology community prepare for World Cancer Day on February 4, 2017, I've been reflecting on the day's theme of "We can. I can," which recognizes the individual responsibilities and opportunities that are built on the advances we make collectively.
Aug 29, 2016
ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford Hudis describes the Society's Global Oncology programs and the initiatives of the Global Oncology Leadership Task Force. Dr. Hudis asks challenging questions about providing optimal cancer care in low-income countries. 
Jul 29, 2014
I am writing because I really want everyone’s input—comments, email, phone calls, written notes—on an issue that has been a slowly growing concern for all of us at ASCO: Our election and specifically our members’ participation in it. While we may pat ourselves on our collective backs for selecting...
Jul 10, 2014
One of the joys of aging—and there actually are a few—is the opportunity to use decades of experience to begin to see and understand what really matters over the long term. What kind of work, what clinical focus, what research paths turn out to be truly transformative and illuminating for our field...

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