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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.

Feb 22, 2018
Case-based presentations and tumor board discussions lend additional educational opportunities to this regional conference.
Jan 17, 2018
Even when educational meetings are offered regionally, not everyone is able to attend. Sharing the findings from these meetings in our own institutions is a great service to our colleagues and helps our patients get the best possible care.
Nov 03, 2017
Our recent Patient Empowerment Workshop outlined the importance of screening and early diagnosis in breast cancer, but also emphasized attention and care for women with advanced breast cancer.
Oct 17, 2017
Multidisciplinary units are resouce-intensive, but if you have a computer, you can consult with expert colleagues around the world in a multidisciplinary tumor board.
Jul 24, 2017
Dr. Sana Al-Sukhun, and Dr. Joseph Makdessi, and I share highlights of the Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting, attended by more than 300 health care professionals from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.
Jul 14, 2017
Drs. Ghassan Abou-Sitta, Imad Kaddoura, and I report on the First International Congress on Conflict Medicine and make recommendations for ensuring that refugee patients with cancer receive adequate, appropriate care.

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