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Oct 15, 2021
It is encouraging and enlightening to know that breast cancer awareness campaigns are being conducted all over the world, even in countries troubled with major political and military conflicts.
Oct 06, 2021
When a patient comes to me for help with a problem, I am often the one who learns a life lesson in grace and humanity.
Sep 29, 2021
As physicians previously operating in a relatively well-resourced health care system, the transition to crisis has been difficult on all levels, according to Dr. Mona Ali Hassan, Dr. Deborah Mukherji, and Dr. Ali Taher. 
Sep 16, 2021
Dr. Atlal Abusanad discusses how biases in valuing capability and potential in female oncologists has led to their underrepresentation in prominent roles. 
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Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary on ASCOconnection.org provides an interactive platform for leaders in their respective fields to share timely perspectives on oncology topics. If you are an ASCO member interested in contributing a guest post, please contact ascoconnection@asco.org.

Aug 14, 2012
By Luke Nordquist, MD, FACP.  The typical community oncologist in the U.S. is spending progressively more time each day providing services that are necessary in order to provide quality care that each patient with cancer expects and deserves. These services require more time to complete and a...
Nov 08, 2010
By Jamie Von Roenn, MD.  When I am at the check-out line in the grocery store, and someone asks me what I do for a living, it's always a bit of a challenge to listen to their response when I say, "I’m an oncologist." The response is usually some version of one of three responses: 1) Oh, that must...
Sep 28, 2010
By Jamie Von Roenn, MD. I have been reflecting on language. Both ASCO and the World Health Organization say palliative care is applicable early in the course of disease in combination with life-prolonging therapies. That fits with what my patients seem to want; to live as well as possible for as...

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