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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 07, 2021
Educating ourselves about various religious customs and beliefs, in my opinion, is one way to promote inclusiveness. During Ramadan, you can help facilitate an inclusive culture at your institution in a few ways.
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International Perspectives

International Perspectives provides an interactive platform for international leaders in their respective fields to share perspectives on oncology topics. International Perspectives contributors are invited to post by invitation from ASCO’s volunteer leadership and key staff.

Jul 28, 2015
The auditorium was designed for around 400 people, but only a quarter of the place was occupied. Some people were sitting next to each other; some were hiding alone at the end of the hall.
May 19, 2015
The inaugural Cancer Control in Primary Care Course took place in Bhopal, India, in March 2015, which was fitting since it was the site of the largest environmental disaster in world history....
May 18, 2015
Myanmar, a country of approximately 51 million people, is home to a rich cultural heritage and vast natural resources. A former British colony, it has been independent since 1948, but was ruled by a military junta from 1962 to 2011, and during that time was largely closed to outside visitors and...
Feb 02, 2015
World Cancer Day – February 4 – is a key date every year for all of us in the international cancer community. Under the leadership of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), a diverse and vibrant community of organizations comes together to advance a particular theme. For ASCO, it is...
Feb 02, 2015
Owing to insufficient public and private investment in chronic disease prevention and control, millions of sub-Saharan Africans present with late stage, life-threatening diseases -- including cancer. Because of poor health systems and symptom control infrastructure, and limited numbers of...
Feb 02, 2015
By Monica Malik MD, DNB. It is estimated that almost 50% of all cancers are related to unhealthy choices like tobacco, alcohol, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits, unsafe sex and other modifiable environmental factors. Obesity is already on its way to overtake tobacco as the leading cause...

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