Latest Blogs

May 19, 2022
Dr. Khalid El Bairi advises early-career researchers in low- and middle-income countries to focus first on learning universal methodology, then on targeted training for specific projects.
May 17, 2022
"If we, as knowledgeable people, start informing women whom we come across about cervical cancer screening, we add a drop to the ocean of wellness," said Dr. Pesona Grace Lucksom.
May 12, 2022
Since ASCO22 will be offered as a hybrid meeting, with both an in-person and a virtual experience, we get the best of both worlds.
May 12, 2022
Ellen Zhang shares an original poem inspired by the parent-child interactions she witnessed while working with pediatric patients with cancer.
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Women in Oncology

The Women in Oncology blog provides a dedicated space to share challenges, insights, and best practices with regard to navigating careers, personal growth, and professional development. All ASCO members are encouraged to contribute; contact training@asco.org if you are interested in writing a guest post.

Sep 16, 2021
Dr. Atlal Abusanad discusses how biases in valuing capability and potential in female oncologists has led to their underrepresentation in prominent roles. 
Nov 16, 2020
"This pandemic really threw a wrench at an already delicate work/life situation that now looks a lot like a house of cards," write Dr. Richa Dawar and Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez.
Sep 15, 2020
Dr. Deborah Mukherji and Dr. Sally Temraz conducted a survey which examined representation and barriers to women oncologists in the Middle East, and surfaced ideas for improving gender parity in the field.
Aug 26, 2020
Dr. Grace Blitzer, Dr. Aleksandra Kuczmarska-Haas, and Dr. Emily Merfeld describe the landscape of gender inequity in academic medicine, and a survey of women oncologists they hope will inform a more equal future for the field.
Jul 08, 2020
A student asked Dr. Tian Zhang about compartmentalizing feelings to avoid burnout. Dr. Zhang recalled an experience from her own medical school days about the necessity of empathy in patient care.
May 20, 2020
As companies and organizations hurry to prepare timely resources for physicians during COVID-19, Drs. Deborah Mukherji, Sana Al-Sukhun, Shaheenah Dawood, Iman Abou Dalle, and Sally Temraz have noted an unwelcome return of the "manel": expert panels composed of only men.

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