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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.
Oct 27, 2020
I wasn’t sure what the patient's response would be to my suggestion for mourning after prostate cancer treatment, but I thought it was worth talking about.
Oct 27, 2020
An OSIG is "an ideal opportunity for us to be active in public health, advocacy, leadership, and education with a major focus on cancer prevention and screening, increasing the quality of life of patients and their families, as well as healthy living," writes Ms. Duaa Kanan.
Oct 01, 2020
There are established channels to demonstrate your productivity and follow a career path in research and practice. However, if you're passionate about education, you have to think creatively about how to carve out your niche and show your abilities.
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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.

Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Julia Close describes a recent study about the dearth of sponsorship opportunities for women in medicine. Narrowing the opportunity gap is crucial for narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions.
Oct 09, 2017
"As a mother and an oncologist, there are always times when I am plagued with doubt, feeling I could be more fully present in one role if I wasn’t worrying about the other," says Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel.
Sep 21, 2017
"At different points in the retreat, I felt indebted to the women who came before me... and renewed by the ideas we all have to make a world of difference in cancer care," writes Dr. Stephanie Graff.
Jun 13, 2017
"Reflection kept bringing me back to a simple truth: my job as a mother and my job as a physician are strikingly similar," writes Dr. Stephanie Graff.
May 16, 2017
Dr. Julia Close invites women attending the ASCO Annual Meeting to be a part of conversations about gender in medicine at the Women's Networking Center, either by joining for planned session or simply by stopping by to meet colleagues and have a cup of coffee.
May 01, 2017
Dr. Julia Close prepared for the birth of her first child with endless study, reading editorials by physician moms and attending sessions on work-life balance. None of this self-directed education prepared her for the emotional impact of guilt.

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