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Sharing information for containment, prevention, and readiness for COVID-19 is essential. Here are some of the precautions we are taking in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut.
Dr. Aleesha Adatia's experience at Stanford University as part of the International Development and Education Award is helping her improve support for cancer survivors in her home country of Tanzania.
The 8th Annual Beirut Breast Cancer Conference featured an engaging opening debate, important discussions about adherence to guidelines and multidisciplinary care, and breast tumor boards.
By learning from mentors in different countries and settings, Dr. Frederick Ivan Ting becomes a better physician, and his patients recieve better care.
Dr. Philippe Aftimos and I discuss the experience of moving far from home in order to pursue the medical careers we dreamed of.
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day this February 4, it’s important to recognize that we are making progress in addressing cancer.
World Cancer Day 2020 is about every one of us, and about asking for our commitment to do something to prevent cancer and support people and communities deal with cancer.
My interests in education and global oncology have allowed me to connect with great people. One of them is Dr. Julie Gralow, a fierce advocate for global oncology and an international expert in breast cancer.
Andrea Anampa-Guzmán and Dr. Pamela Contreras-Chavez outline the advantages of attending the ASCO Annual Meeting as an international medical student.
When communicating prognosis, "I would suggest that we give information slowly and steadily, taking things as they come, allowing patients and their caretakers time to settle down and accept things as they are," says Dr. Raj Mohan.
Carolyn Taylor, founder and president of Global Focus on Cancer, and I discuss advocacy, the patient experience, and using your passion to have an impact on the world.
Dr. Omid Etemadi describes the evolution of integrated cancer care in the Philippines. 
Dr. Clarissa Mathias, chair-elect of ASCO's International Affairs Committee, speaks to the incredible impact that ASCO volunteers have on cancer care around the world.
If you have a passion and a calling, writes Ms. Bincy Mathew, don't let the fear of what others might think keep you from achieving your goals.
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.
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?
Bringing together research from all the world is the best way to advance medicine. Enter, ASCO Breakthrough.

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