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Sep 15, 2020
Dr. Deborah Mukherji and Dr. Sally Temraz conducted a survey which examined representation and barriers to women oncologists in the Middle East, and surfaced ideas for improving gender parity in the field.
Sep 10, 2020
My own recent hospitalization led me to reflect on the profound and essential role that nurses have had on my life. They have left an indelible imprint on my subconscious, and inspired the following poem.
Sep 03, 2020
For many of us, the necessity of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic has required us to get comfortable, fast, with technology, and there are lessons learned here that will be valuable even when the pandemic ends.
Aug 26, 2020
Dr. Grace Blitzer, Dr. Aleksandra Kuczmarska-Haas, and Dr. Emily Merfeld describe the landscape of gender inequity in academic medicine, and a survey of women oncologists they hope will inform a more equal future for the field.
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Sep 15, 2015
The Chairman always arrived very early, gathered information about what had happened during the night from the head nurse, then retired for a few hours into his studio to write: he was a highly educated man, full of interests. That morning he saw me with my eyes full of tears.
Sep 09, 2015
John was waiting in the exam room for me. I was standing outside the door, not wanting to go inside.
Sep 03, 2015
Broaching difficult topics, such as the possibility of a recurrence or the failure of treatment to control the disease, is often postponed because it is uncomfortable for both the patient and the doctor.
Aug 31, 2015
In her groundbreaking work with patients experiencing distress in advanced cancer, Dame Cicely Saunders coined the term “total pain” to describe the multidimensional nature of suffering.
Aug 24, 2015
The new Expert Office Hours program will pair Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium attendees with a senior researcher to provide essential guidance and foster collaboration.
Aug 11, 2015
This year’s Community Research Forum Annual Meeting is right around the corner. As Chair of the CRF Council, I am very excited about the Meeting and would like to invite you to participate in this unique opportunity.

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