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Jun 10, 2022
Dr. Khalid El Bairi reports on the educational presentations and exciting directions for future research from a recent event organized by young professionals in Taroudant, Morocco.
Jun 10, 2022
At the launch of an innovative partnership to combine medical oncology, hematology, and hospice and palliative medicine into a single fellowship program, Dr. Ramy Sedhom shares perspectives on the value of combined training and the critical function of this new training pathway.
May 26, 2022
"Several valuable lessons can be learned from the Syrian conflict and the immense experience of the Syrian American Medical Society’s (SAMS) efforts, coordination, and contributions developing oncology centers in northern Syria," said Dr. M. Bassel Atassi.
May 24, 2022
As you begin fellowship, "the sheer amount of new knowledge you’re expected to learn [is] like being handed and expected to read a book in a language you barely know," writes Dr. Matthew Kurian.
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Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FASCO, FACP

Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a professor and head of the Hematology/Oncology Division at the American University of Beirut, and director of the Breast Center of Excellence at the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the founding president of the Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology (LSMO), the Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation (LBCF), and Best of ASCO Lebanon. He has served on several committees within the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and co-authored International Consensus Guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC Guidelines) and Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) Guidelines. An ASCO member since 1984, Dr. El Saghir is a member of the Journal of Global Oncology editorial board, past chair of the ASCO International Affairs Committee, and co-chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee's Guidelines Advisory Group for Resource Stratification, as well as a past member of Global Oncology Leadership Task Force and Global Curriculum Committee, among other volunteer roles. Follow Dr. El Saghir on Twitter @NagiSaghir.

Disclosure.

Mar 11, 2021
One year into the pandemic, I find myself answering almost as many questions about COVID-19 as I do about breast cancer, as my recent patient calls illustrate.
Jan 27, 2021
Countries like Lebanon, with delays in vaccination, carry the risk of herd immunity by the coronavirus rather than by the vaccines—which could mean tens of thousands of more deaths, more suffering, and health care system collapse. 
Oct 27, 2020
In Lebanon, as elsewhere, we are concerned that many patients are avoiding clinic and hospital visits for fear of catching coronavirus. We therefore decided to focus our October 2020 awareness campaign on breast self-examination at home.
Jul 01, 2020
 In this strange and socially distant year, I wanted to offer a few words of encouragement to our medical graduates in Lebanon and around the world.
May 21, 2020
By holding its scientific program on time, ASCO and the entire oncology community make a pledge that we will continue advancing and offering the best care for our patients worldwide. 
Mar 19, 2020
Sharing information for containment, prevention, and readiness for COVID-19 is essential. Here are some of the precautions we are taking in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut.

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