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Nov 28, 2023
Dr. Tara Rajendran honors two women who, through their kindness and thoughtful attention, shaped her professional path from an early age.
Nov 20, 2023
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Nov 03, 2023
Millions of people have been affected by the war in Sudan, and the outlook for patients with cancer is particularly dire. Dr. Nabeeha Karadawi, Dr. Salma Awad Elkareem Ali Mohamed, and Nagham Ali outline the current situation and call for immediate international aid.
Oct 24, 2023
If we believe that dietary supplements are active compounds—and many are—then we should deal with them as medications and advise our patients accordingly.
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Gilberto Lopes, MD, FASCO, MBA

Gilberto de Lima Lopes Jr., MD, MBA, FAMS, is associate director for global oncology and interim chief for the Division of Medical Oncology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of clinical medicine at the University of Miami in Florida. He returned to the United States after 10 years in Asia and Latin America and has dedicated much of his time to the issues of cancer control and access to medications in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Lopes is the editor-in-chief for JCO Global Oncology, among other volunteer roles at ASCO. Follow him on Twitter @GlopesMd.

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Oct 16, 2013
“Armies cannot stop an idea whose time has come.”—Victor Hugo, History of a Crime (translated)
Oct 07, 2013
Access to medications in general—and cancer treatments in particular—is one of the major challenges facing oncology and public health practitioners today, especially in countries with limited resources.
Jul 11, 2013
The year was 1992. The country’s economy was in turmoil and prices were skyrocketing. As a young medical student, I joined a crowd of hundreds of thousands of protesters demonstrating throughout Brazil. We were claiming for the impeachment of Fernando Collor, our first elected President in 30 years...
Jun 08, 2013
“The past is a study for reflection, not repetition”—Mario de Andrade (1893-1945), Brazilian poet and novelist
Apr 02, 2013
“And the sea comes, and summons our lives.”—Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, diplomat and Nobel laureate Ulan Bator, Dalian, Seoul, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu, Yangon, Dhaka, Kolkata, Tashkent, Beirut, Bogota, San Jose. No, these are not the exotic locations where Pablo Neruda served as a...
Nov 07, 2012
"Everything, or everybody, was on the move in every direction... There was no place to stop, no place to dawdle, you either moved on or got mowed down." So was I alerted by Kalpish Ratna, the pseudonym of surgeons Kalpana Swaminathan and Ishrat Syed, through their novel, “Quarantine Papers”. Mumbai...

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