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"Cancer research relevant to LMICs is a necessity, not a luxury," writes Dr. Khalid El Bairi, and early-career oncologists in LMIC settings can advance cancer research in their communities.
When you are building a research career in a country with limited infrastructure and opportunities, you must have the courage to blaze your own trail, and trust that success will follow, said Dr. Khalid El Bairi.
Drs. Kibrom Hiluf, Mohammed Mustefa, Isaias Irgau, and Solomon Woldu describe the humanitarian crisis in Tigray in terms of its impact on patients with cancer and health care providers.
There has never been a more pertinent moment for all of us to consider how we can engage with colleagues in other countries to solve the problems of cancer. 
It feels great to celebrate 17 consecutive years of organizing the Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting, including a well-received event featuring expert faculty in 2022.
"If you are young researcher in an LMIC trying to launch your own career, I highly recommend building collaborations and networks with oncologists around the globe," said Dr. Khalid El Bairi.
A workshop for people affected by breast cancer in Lebanon emphasized "hope for cure and the reality of living with cancer, with its ups and downs." Dr. Nagi S. El Saghir recapped the discussions and themes of the event.
Dr. Khalid El Bairi reports on the educational presentations and exciting directions for future research from a recent event organized by young professionals in Taroudant, Morocco.
"Several valuable lessons can be learned from the Syrian conflict and the immense experience of the Syrian American Medical Society’s (SAMS) efforts, coordination, and contributions developing oncology centers in northern Syria," said Dr. M. Bassel Atassi.
Dr. Khalid El Bairi advises early-career researchers in low- and middle-income countries to focus first on learning universal methodology, then on targeted training for specific projects.
"If we, as knowledgeable people, start informing women whom we come across about cervical cancer screening, we add a drop to the ocean of wellness," said Dr. Pesona Grace Lucksom.
Using bibliometrics, Dr. Khalid El Bairi identified a research gap in Morocco, and felt a responsibility to fill it.
In a planned series of five articles, Dr. Khalid El Bairi will share his career journey as a young cancer researcher in an LMIC and propose recommendations to enhance research in resource-limited settings.
Dr. Narmin Talibova shares her journey as the first International Development and Education Award recipient from Azerbaijan and how the award is helping her improve cancer care in her home country.
I have been to many white coat ceremonies for medical students at my own institution, but this year, I had the joy of attending my son's white coat ceremony.
It's hard to find the right words to communicate with patients affected by the dual trauma of cancer and war. Dr. Csaba L. Dégi and Dr. Fay J. Hlubocky offer perspectives, guidance, and resources (available in translation).
Dr. Andriy Hrynkiv describes the situation on the ground in Ukraine for civilians and health care providers.
Dr. Gevorg Tamamyan reflects on accomplishments of the past 3 years and looks to the future of pediatric cancer care in Armenia.

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