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Feb 23, 2021
In their roles as patient advocates, Ms. Janine Guglielmino and Dr. Sue Friedman have observed growing patient confusion about breast cancer subtypes and the difference between acquired and inherited gene mutations.
Feb 18, 2021
This is a time of significant and multi-layered anxiety, especially for our patients living with and beyond cancer. 
Feb 11, 2021
"My motto is to stand up for all the people who face casual racism, sexism, and injustice, and my aim is to protect international trainees in medicine when it is my turn to be a mentor," Dr. Viju Chandrasekhar affirms as she shares a personal experience with bias based on her accent.
Feb 11, 2021
Our oncology training is shaped by those who devote their time to helping us turn our weaknesses into strengths, and all of us have a role to play as teachers.
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Physician Wellness

The Physician Wellness blog is an interactive platform for ASCO members to share their stories, lessons learned, and best practices with regard to maintaining one’s quality of life and passion for patient care. It is a dedicated space for understanding and promoting personal well-being. All ASCO members are encouraged to contribute; email professionaldevelopment@asco.org for information on contributing a guest post.

Jan 27, 2021
"I thought I was going through winter blues until one morning when a surprising thought occurred to me. I was thinking of quitting oncology," said Dr. Atlal Abusanad.
Jan 07, 2021
If you're increasingly tired of "hopping on another call," "sending a Zoom invite," or "unmuting yourself," Dr. Aakash Desai and Dr. Ariela Marshall offer tips and empathy for managing videoconference fatigue in the new year.
Mar 24, 2020
Dr. Anna M. Laucis examines the drivers of professional burnout in oncology, and the devastating cost of failing to acknowledge the effects of burnout.
Jul 18, 2018
"The challenges that affect the growth of a physician are not limited to a curriculum but are also about emotional growth." Dr. Samah Nassereddine describes the growing pains of her first year of fellowship.
Oct 09, 2017
When your day seems to be a cascade of bad news, your attitude about stress can impact its effect on you. Dr. Julia Close shares a personal story about maintaining perspective during a challenging time.
Oct 02, 2017
In the wake of a natural disaster, writes Dr. Enrique Soto Pérez de Celis, small acts like checking in with a patient via text can go a long way in providing reassurance and care.

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