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Imagine a world in which global oncology is studied as rigorously as hematology/oncology, palliative medicine, or public health. What might we accomplish?
Dr. Kelly Shanahan and I discuss how to involve a patient in tumor board discussions. How does your institution handle this?
Bringing together research from all the world is the best way to advance medicine. Enter, ASCO Breakthrough.
A recent study on the risk of Alzheimer's disease or dementia following the use of ADT was disturbing to me on two levels.
An inaccurate prognosis given at an urgent care center destroyed my patient's hope. Little by little, I will try to help him rebuild it.
Dr. Gil Morgan joins me in a conversation about how our perspectives have been enriched by work, parenthood, and online connections.
Over 400 attendees and exceptional international faculty members made the 2019 Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting a great success.
After a breast cancer diagnosis, cancer researcher Dr. Priscila Gonçalves went from "helper" to "helped." She discovered incredible kindness along the way.  
Planning for our first global meeting, ASCO Breakthrough: A Global Summit for Oncology Innovators, is almost complete.
Does big data have a big problem? Dr. John W. Sweetenham cautions, "There is a real danger that we legitimize flawed data sets by labelling them as 'real-world data' when they neither reflect the real world nor can we trust the data."
Patient advocate Martha E. "Meg" Gaines poses six essential questions for patient-provider teams to consider in their discussions about targeted therapies.
Dr. Chirag Shah and I were excited to participate in - and see the impact of - a campaign to raise awareness about brachytherapy as a valuable radiotherapy technique.
No matter how well you've organized your work and life, there will always be moments when you don't have enough time for everything, as Dr. Asha Karippot describes.
It was challenging to counsel a patient who responded to his cancer diagnosis by having affairs.
Dr. Zuhir Bodalal wanted to be able to offer chances to patients who would otherwise be out of options, so he needed to find a way to bridge different worlds.
Consensus among a multidisciplinary team may not be easy, but it is, ultimately, the goal. That, in and of itself, is the definition of quality care.
How does a group of talented, busy surgeons find the time to change their surgical paradigm? Dr. Nabil P. Rizk and I had an enlightening conversation about cost, value, quality of care, and process improvement.

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