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Mar 21, 2023
Dr. Michael LaPelusa shares his recent start-to-finish experience going through the Fellowship Match, with tips for preparing your application, interviewing, and telling your unique professional story.
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Mar 14, 2023
Four geriatric oncology experts answer five questions about the field, including what oncology trainees need to know, how to pursue consolidated training, and why geriatric oncology is a meaningful and rewarding career.
Mar 14, 2023
Dr. Khalid El Bairi was invited to participate in the International Summit of Health Professionals in Pakistan, a country he only knew from the news and nature documentaries. The visit challenged his perceptions and allowed him to make valuable connections.
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Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMedSc, FASCO

Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMS, FASCO, is the Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor and Director of the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center at the Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Institute, where he specializes in gynecologic oncology. He is also Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford. An ASCO member since 1983, he is the Co-Chair of the Management of Cervical Cancer Guideline Expert Panel. He has also served on numerous other ASCO committees, including the Scientific Program Committee and the Cancer Education Committee.

Dec 20, 2012
The start of the New Year always brings about a slew of earnest resolutions—many of them having to do with improving one’s health. For the oncology professional, the concept of engaging in conversations with patients about healthy choices brings up some interesting questions. Our patients have...
Oct 31, 2012
In these days of economic belt-tightening, funds for oncology research and education seem to perpetually be on the chopping block. That’s why it’s more important than ever to support those who support us.
Jul 02, 2012
As oncology professionals, we are confronted daily by tough choices. One of the toughest is weighing the potential value of a test, treatment, or procedure versus the potential of the same to cause added suffering, risk, and expense without a real possibility for evidence-based results. ASCO,...
Apr 25, 2012
Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to share with you the second installment in our preview of ASCO’s 2012 Annual Meeting, which includes an introduction to the scientific sessions by Scientific Program...
Sep 16, 2011
One of the over-riding concerns in oncology and for the Society is setting the stage for the very best research and then moving advances into everyday practice in ways that better outcomes for our patients. This involves a number of time-intensive and intricately choreographed steps. The first step...
Jul 05, 2011
For the past several years, the Society’s member magazine, ASCO Connection, has been building its online presence, moving from print only, to print and a website that was updated quarterly, to the dynamic interface we have now with options for immediate feedback from readers. While our July print...