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ASCO's nearly 45,000 members practice in more than 150 countries, and continued progress against cancer will require every one of us, writes ASCO CMO Dr. Richard L. Schilsky.
We remain very concerned that the CMS proposal could harm Medicare beneficiaries who have cancer by triggering major cuts to physician reimbursement, especially for Part B drugs and for drugs that have been newly introduced to the market.
I often run into people I’ve trained, and they tell me that they hear my words in their heads when they operate, as if I’m standing beside them. And in a way, I always am.
I had the enormous privilege of speaking with poet Anya Silver about her experience living with metastatic breast cancer and her perspective on physician-patient communication.
When men have traditionally been socialized to be stoic and not share their problems, the road after cancer can be lonely and isolating.
Some reflections on John McCain, mortality, Hamilton, and the story you leave behind. 
At the latest ASCO Board of Directors Meeting, we discussed countering biases, improving rural access to quality cancer care, and effectively adding more value to your ASCO membership. 
ASCO's "I Live to Conquer Cancer" campaign is putting a human face on the results of cancer research and the researchers who make this progress.
ASCO leaders and local members, including Dr. Electra D. Paskett and Dr. Colin D. Weekes, participated in a town hall to hear concerns and answers questions from patients in rural Ohio.
"You're an oncologist? How can you do it?" Radiation oncologists chimed in on Twitter about the rewards of the job.
Dr. Raj Mohan looks at surgical oncology through the lens of the saying that "the proof of the pudding is in the eating": ultimately, the outcome matters more than the process.
I spoke with our current ASCO president about her theme for the year, her work with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and her frontier spirit.
A patient who refused chemotherapy offered Dr. Erika Hamilton a lesson in compromise. 
I love talking with those patients who are in their 80s and beyond, who have seen so much and have so much to teach me.
A precision therapy was indicated and available for my patient, but we lost the window of opportunity to administer it safely.
Each year, a new wave of these pearls of advice are released onto Twitter by a wide range of physicians, from trainees to the more seasoned. Dr. Shikha Jain compiled some of her own personal tips for new docs.
The 13th Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting was a great success. Is there a BOA in your area? If not, I encourage you to learn more about organizing one.
Do you view crying as a weakness? Instead of feeling ashamed, own your feelings, advises Dr. Julia Close.

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