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Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Jean Rene V. Clemenceau Valdivia describes the shared history of the Sociedad Mexicana de Oncologia and ASCO, and the new formal partnership that will guide future collaboration between the two societies.
Jan 14, 2019
Social injustice is perpetuated when patients can't afford to participate in essential clinical research.
Jan 08, 2019
Although there’s never a bad time to make a positive commitment in your life, something about opening the calendar to January 1 feels like the right moment to set an intention.
Jan 03, 2019
Dr. Pesona Grace Lucksom's career journey has been shaped by a series of battles with hormones and their impact on women's health, and this is a fight she intends to win.
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Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO

Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a professor and director of the Breast Center of Excellence at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (@AUBMC_Official), in Beirut, Lebanon, and head of the Hematology/Oncology Division at the American University of Beirut. He is the founding president of the Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology (LSMO) and has served on several committees within the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). 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.

Dec 11, 2018
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC; @deadline2020) recently issued an important message about transforming Pink October Breast Cancer Month from awareness into action to have a better impact on prevention and treatment of breast cancer...
Oct 30, 2018
The 2018 ESMO Congress showcased the current state of quality of life and patient-reported outcomes, and emphasized how they can be further applied throughout the cancer care continuum. 
Sep 27, 2018
GLOBOCAN 2018 indicates a significant global increase in the numbers, incidence, and mortality rates, albeit significant differences in mortality amongst countries of different economic levels. 
Jul 25, 2018
The 13th Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting was a great success. Is there a BOA in your area? If not, I encourage you to learn more about organizing one.
May 24, 2018
In the midst of troubles in North Africa and Middle East, we keep up with oncology education and research and keep up hope for the betterment of patient care and advancement of science in Arab countries. 
May 03, 2018
The Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation hosts an annual event with mothers and daughters to raise both health awareness and funds to support patients with breast cancer who need financial assistance.

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