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Ten years after losing my mom to breast cancer, I find myself reflecting on who I am today and what I have learned from the loss and grief that propelled me to relocate across the globe and dedicate my career to serving patients with cancer. 
Sometimes the best treatment isn't a medical intervention, but an emotional one, as Dr. Dawood Findakly discovered when a patient seemed to lose his will to live.
History has a long memory and the actions we take today will have ramifications far into the future, as three recent nonfiction books reminded me.
I counseled a patient whose cancer treatment had impacted her sex life that honesty is always the best policy, even if a secret is intended to spare someone's feelings.
Peer review, writes Dr. Yara Abdou, is not a task, but a privilege, and an invaluable experience for the reviewer to enhance their critical thinking and engage in an invigorating academic community.
Dr. Shannon Ugarte's oncology education during her away elective was a lesson in resilience and adaptability due to COVID-19.
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.
Dr. Piyush Srivastava outlines recommendations from the recently released ASCO Special Report provided for oncology practices as they return to more routine care delivery in the pandemic.
Outpatient oncology clinics can be daunting for a new fellow and the learning curve is steep, but you already have the basic foundations of patient care. You've got this!
 In this strange and socially distant year, I wanted to offer a few words of encouragement to our medical graduates in Lebanon and around the world.
Assumptions are the opposite of open communication; they remain unsaid and often expand to include thoughts that are unrelated to the initial feeling.
Pervasive bias has been in this country for centuries, and quiet microaggressions and larger macroaggressions have been given a pass for far too long.
ASCO Ethics Committee chair Dr. Jonathan Marron and I discuss two recommendations from a recent paper on allocating scarce health care resources during COVID-19.
Translating an oncology practice into telemedicine and socially distant consultations has its advantages and disadvantages, as Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez learned when her clinic transformed overnight due to COVID-19.
Although our societal meetings, including the AMA House of Delegates meeting, are shortened, they have never been more important than they are at this moment.
Dr. Aakash Desai and Dr. Aju Mathew discuss seemingly contradictory, yet closely linked factors in global oncology which impede our progress in reducing cancer burden.
A spirit of clinically relevant discovery and accessible, understandable knowledge dissemination is the profound legacy, responsibility, and obligation that Rich will leave at ASCO, and we will honor him by continuing this work at the level of rigor and quality he established.

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