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I have had a wonderful experience working with ASCO’s International Cancer Corps to start the Bhutan cancer registry.
This is the story of how a populist Congress approved the medication that wasn't, and oncologists in the country are waiting to see if an enfeebled president will be able to veto the bill.
Reflecting on the challenges of delivering cancer care in regions rocked by hostilities, but seeing hope in impactful educational and scientific meetings such as the recent Beirut Breast Cancer Conference (BBCC-4).
This is the story of how an eager chemistry professor and a well-intended but misguided federal judge transformed cancer care and drug development in Brazil into a convoluted soap opera.
ASCO CEO Dr. Allen S. Lichter reflects on an optimistic approach to the challenges of providing high-quality cancer care around the globe on World Cancer Day.
Dr. Fredrick Chite Asirwa illustrates that every person in the clinic has an impact on patients.
The decision to scale up the provision of oral chemotherapy was a watershed event in the regulation of private health insurance in Brazil; however, prospects for expanded access to such medicines in the public health system are bleak in the short term.
There are so many myths about cancers and their causation that may be detrimental to cancer control efforts, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Fredrick Chite Asirwa explains.
When a group of medical students approached Dr. Frederick Chite Asirwa to help lead their efforts towards cancer awareness in various schools in Western Kenya, he gladly agreed.
Dr. Julie Gralow is excited to be participating in Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Day events along with more than 500 Nigerian patients, survivor advocates, health care providers, government officials, students, and parents.
Prevention is better than cure—an age-old saying, but one that is highly relevant in these times of increasing incidence of diseases and skyrocketing health care costs, notes Dr. Monica Malik.
Patients in Dr. Sana Al Sukhun's clinic frequently ask, especially if cancer was on the news, “Is there anything new?” The answer is always yes.
Dr. Edward L. Trimble discusses working together across regions and across borders to promote cancer prevention and cancer control, and making a personal commitment to bringing an end to cancer.
Price discrimination is an inequitable-sounding, but important, concept of charging different prices for the same product or service in different markets or segments of a market, usually based on consumers’ ability to pay.
In 2012, in an attempt to answer the call to prioritize interventions, my colleagues and I, with support from the Asian Oncology Summit and Lancet Oncology, discussed and agreed upon a resource-stratified consensus on the management of colon cancer.
This last week I was traveling and experiencing the amazing sights of Georgia (the nation, not the state). Following my usual pattern, I used the Membership Directory and reached out to fellow ASCO members in Tbilisi.
Peer reviewers are assumed to appear fully formed, like Athena springing from Zeus’ forehead, and usually they are not required to undergo any sort of orientation. We aim to change that, in our small way, by creating the JGO Editorial Fellowship.
Helen* had received multiple lines of chemotherapy for a stage IV breast cancer. She had been off treatment for quite a few months now and declined hospice because she did not like strangers in the house.

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