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May 05, 2021
Many years ago I treated a patient with a rare sarcoma. We recently reconnected and she generously shared her experience of being treated for and now considered "cured" of her rare tumor, with a reminder that the cancer experience is unique to every individual.
May 04, 2021
If luck, as Louis Pasteur noted, favors the prepared mind, how will oncologists not only prepare but extend cognitive capacity in an era where both medical knowledge and the scope of human endeavor that physicians must address continue to increase exponentially?
Apr 27, 2021
With the current pace of progress in cancer care, urgent implementation of cost-effectiveness training curriculum in fellowship training programs will be indispensable, shares Dr. Samer Al Hadidi. 
Apr 12, 2021
"A successful mentorship is mutually beneficial for the mentor and mentee, where each party has to recognize and understand what the other is offering and whether it fits each career path," said Dr. Atlal Abusanad.
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Gilberto Lopes, MD, MBA

Gilberto de Lima Lopes Jr., MD, MBA, FAMS, a medical oncologist, is medical director for international programs and associate director for global oncology at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate 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 of ASCO's Journal of Global Oncology, associate editor for the ASCO eLearning Editorial Board, 2016-2017 chair of the International Clinical Trials Workshop Working Group, and global health track leader for the Cancer Education Committee, among other volunteer roles. Follow him on Twitter @GlopesMd.

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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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