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Over 400 attendees and exceptional international faculty members made the 2019 Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting a great success.
Planning for our first global meeting, ASCO Breakthrough: A Global Summit for Oncology Innovators, is almost complete.
Dr. Zuhir Bodalal wanted to be able to offer chances to patients who would otherwise be out of options, so he needed to find a way to bridge different worlds.
"We are in a unique moment in terms of the pace of breakthroughs that are being made and the variety of places that breakthroughs are happening," writes Dr. Peter P. Yu.
I am excited about the entire Breakthrough program, including a session I am leading on the impact of social media and telehealth on cancer care.
The Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Center of Excellence at the Naef Basile Cancer Institute at the American University of Beirut Medical Center organized a fundraising brunch on the occasion of Mother’s Day 2019.
Breakthrough will bring together unique experts in the field, including innovators, scientists, and technology specialists, all to discuss better solutions for cancer care, writes ASCO president-elect Dr. Howard A. "Skip" Burris.
Breakthrough Co-Host Committee chair Dr. Peter P. Yu invites you to a groundbreaking meeting of "firsts."  
The concept of overdiagnosis must be communicated accurately and in a culturally sensitive way, writes Dr. Aju Mathew. 
The Beirut Breast Cancer Conference is a modern multidisciplinary specialty oncology regional meeting that provides excellent onsite dissemination of knowledge and research.
What will each of us do, going forward, to further confront and reduce the global burden of cancer? For us at ASCO, the challenge will be answered through our mission pillars: education, research, and quality.
Dr. Evangelia Razis will speak out about cancer and fight against the guilt and shame that attend a cancer diagnosis.
Resource limitations will not stop Dr. Dorothy Lombe from her goal of beating cancer for her patients in Zambia.
Dr. Layth Y. I. Mula-Hussain​ began rebuilding the field of radiation oncology in Iraq in the face of decades of conflict and sanctions.
Dr. Geraldine Jacobson boldly states who she is and what she will do to reduce the burden of cancer, in the spirit of World Cancer Day's theme: "I am and I will."
Dr. Jose Angel Sanchez wants to tell more patients in Honduras that yes, their cancer can be cured.
Dr. Jean Rene V. Clemenceau Valdivia describes the shared history of the Sociedad Mexicana de Oncologia and ASCO, and the new formal partnership that will guide future collaboration between the two societies.
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC; @deadline2020) recently issued an important message about transforming Pink October Breast Cancer Month from awareness into action to have a better impact on...

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