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By 2030, the number of deaths due to lung cancer is expected to almost double for Latin American women and increase by 50% for Latin American men.
My coauthors and I focus on health disparities using specific countries across the income spectrum to highlight the challenges encountered by health officials, physicians, and patients at each level.
With the launch of its strategic plan, ASCO leadership crystalized its global vision into the future to enhance its role as a truly global organization. The strategic plan will build on...
GLOBOCAN 2018 indicates a significant global increase in the numbers, incidence, and mortality rates, albeit significant differences in mortality amongst countries of different economic levels. 
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.
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.
Dr. Jaime G. de la Garza-Salazar shares the story of how one of the first international Best of ASCO Meetings came to be.
Every patient with cancer deserves equal access to the highest quality care and the opportunity to participate in research.
Thanks to Conquer Cancer grants, when Dr. Dorothy C. Lombe treats patients with cervical cancer in Zambia, "I will be able to hold more women’s hands and say yes where I had previously said no."
In the midst of troubles in North Africa and Middle East, we keep up with oncology education and research and keep up hope for the betterment of patient care and advancement of science in Arab countries. 
IDEA and LIFe recipient Dr. Susmita Sharma is working hard during her U.S. fellowship so that she can achieve her dream of delivering exceptional cancer care to her patients in Nepal. 
Our Annual Meeting features the brightest minds of oncology, and provides a matchless opportunity to network with our colleagues from the United States and around the world. 
Dr. Anne Moore has served as a mentor to recipients of the International Development and Education Award since 2005, and has seen firsthand how the award is helping young physicians transform cancer care around the world.
Many of the best surgeons Dr. Raj Mohan has known have been doctors with limited academic achievements, but who are excellent human beings when it comes to providing compassionate, genuine, heartfelt care.
The Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation hosts an annual event with mothers and daughters to raise both health awareness and funds to support patients with breast cancer who need financial assistance.
Dr. Raj Mohan considers the concept of trust, and notes that what many patients will remember is how you made them feel comfortable as a human being, understood them, and stayed with them through their ups and downs.
When I was first asked if I would chair the Cancer Control for Primary Care Course in Bhutan, I immediately exclaimed yes! And then I sheepishly went to look up where exactly Bhutan was on a map.
What makes a death dignified? It's in how we live, writes Dr. Manglio Miguel Rizzo. 

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