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“Everything must change, nothing stays the same. Everyone will change, no one stays the same.” Technology is amazing. I love to download random songs on my iPhone and listen to the songs that populate. On one bright early morning, Oleta Adams came on. The song was “Everything must change.” It’s a...
According to the Department of labor, 80% of women are the primary decision makers about health care in their household, so why aren't most health care organizations reaching women where they are (namely, Pinterest)?
At my last birthday, my 11-year-old son said, “Congratulations, Mom! You’re halfway done with your life!” Ouch. My dear son’s “funny” joke helped me realize that I am now a mid-level oncologist. This came as a bit of a surprise to me because frankly, it seems like just yesterday I was a junior...
I know this makes me sound old and is only a step away from “get off my lawn,” but…
As I set off on my term as ASCO President, thinking about the many goals of our Society and what I would like to accomplish while at the helm, I am struck by how often it all comes back to the patient.
Since I have no formal training in either of these disciplines, it is either possible (or likely) that I will say things that offend both camps. In three of the presentations at ASCO this week in which I have great interest professionally (prostate cancer), questions have arisen that bring these...
At this year’s Annual Meeting, one of the many tracks available is the robust "Patient and Survivor Care" track, which covers a variety of topics.
Being a session chair at the ASCO Annual Meeting is a huge honor, and one that I had wanted to do for quite some time. I finally had my chance this year, as co-chairman of the Gynecologic Cancer Oral Abstract Session, held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, alongside my colleague,...
As I watched the fireworks over Navy Pier last night, I began thinking about the many ways in which I was inspired on Friday. I have included a few below:
I was preparing some thoughts for the #ASCO12 Tweetup today and received an email.
"Communication Techniques for Difficult Conversations" was an education session offered at the Friday portion of the Clinical Care in Oncology for the Advanced Practice Provider pre-Annual Meeting Seminar.
Amidst the blustery Chicago weather, the ASCO Pre-Annual Meeting Seminars are well underway!  As I sit back and reflect upon the different sessions I attended on Thursday at the Clinical Care in Oncology for the Advanced Practice Provider Seminar, I feel fortunate to be surrounded by so many...
The human aspects of cancer care and the belief that it is within our power to alleviate suffering and provide succor, while advancing towards a cure, is what drives us each day to do what needs to be done. It is the connection to humanity that transcends and transforms health information...
This past week, I was elated to keep the appointment I scheduled with myself and the iPad to start planning my Annual Meeting experience! Yes, I would like to emphasize that I am starting to plan as this is indeed an elaborate process, and I have to say I do get quite a bit of mileage...
In oncology, there are certain words and phrases that (no matter how carefully said) suck the air out of a room, like "you have cancer," "you've recurred," "incurable," "terminal," and "hospice." Such phrases require careful consideration before they are spoken, and most (if not all) oncologists...
To help me make sense of stress and burnout, I sought to model  the opposite—that force, “buoyancy,” that holds us up and keeps us from sinking in the face of the inevitable stressors that life and work send our way on a daily basis.
I was recently asked to speak at Hematology-Oncology Grand Rounds at Rhode Island Hospital. Instead of my usual topics on gynecologic cancers or sexual health, my colleague, MaryAnn Fenton, had asked me to speak to them about...
ASCO is the most important oncology meeting in the world, with more than 30,000 attendees and hundreds of presentations. Recently, I have been asked by many people how to get the maximum benefit from the Annual Meeting, so I have put together the following tips:Review the...

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