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ASCO's delegation to the AMA HOD invites all ASCO members to share their thoughts and concerns concerning issues affecting the practice of oncology, as your input directly impacts the delegation's work.
When a patient is looking for the word "cure," anything else, especially if vague, is not enough. "No evidence of disease" leaves room for doubt but, importantly, also room for hope.
Dr. Omid Etemadi describes the evolution of integrated cancer care in the Philippines. 
What does the future of immuno-oncology look like? Dr. Elizabeth A. Mittendorf invites you to be part of the conversation at the 2020 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium in February.
Dr. Clarissa Mathias, chair-elect of ASCO's International Affairs Committee, speaks to the incredible impact that ASCO volunteers have on cancer care around the world.
Dr. Aditya Bardia and I discuss the deep and sincere bonds we form not just with our patients but with their families. How can we ensure their needs are met, especially after a patient dies?
If you have a passion and a calling, writes Ms. Bincy Mathew, don't let the fear of what others might think keep you from achieving your goals.
He was lonely and afraid after a diagnosis of prostate cancer, and I hope, wherever he is, that he is doing well.
As the complexity of cancer care has increased, so too have the pressures on oncology professionals in every setting.
After observing Health Care Quality Week, Dr. Aakash Desai and Dr. Devika Das ask, "What does quality really mean to us, especially in oncology?"
Dr. Arjun Gupta pens a heartfelt tribute to Dr. David H. Johnson in honor of Dr. Johnson's induction as a 2019 Giant of Cancer Care and his many years of mentorship.
Forming a community of female physicians is an incredible support network, writes Dr. Tina Rizack.
ASCO Nominating Committee chair Dr. Cora N. Sternberg encourages all eligible members to cast their votes for future leaders of ASCO.
In an increasingly challenging research funding climate, partnerships to share resources and leverage complementary expertise have never been more important, writes Mr. Michael Burton.
A famous castle in Byblos was illuminated pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month as cancer care professionals spoke out about screening and early detection.
Participants in ASCO's Advocacy Summit discuss the importance of being engaged with health policy to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
I wondered how my mentor felt on the topic of personal and professional, on whether it is a good idea to allow a look into the person behind the white coat.
About 42 million Medicaid patients do not have the guaranteed ability to participate in clinical trials.

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