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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.
As physicians, we have a responsibility to our patients in the clinic and in the ballot box. Ms. Talya Laufer and I advocate for a politically engaged and informed medical workforce. 
Physician parents worry about the effect of their long hours and work commitments on their children. Dr. Sayeh Lavasani suggests focusing on the positive lessons you are modeling for them.
Dr. Linus T. Chuang outlines challenges and opportunities for global cancer care on World Cancer Research Day.
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.

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