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It's hard enough to try dating again after a cancer diagnosis and treatment, but some of my patients also face strong opposition from their adult children.
Dr. Suneel D. Kamath was surprised to learn how important laughter and levity can be in the physician-patient relationship.
When a patient asks, "Why me?", Dr. Stephanie Graff considers that they may not be asking for a list of their cancer risk factors.
Predictive analytics, complex treatment pathways, tele-oncology, and more: Dr. Robert M. Daly identifies five trends that are poised to disrupt oncology practice in the coming year.
Immunotherapy—particularly immune checkpoint inhibition—is still experimental. It ends up being quite a difficult discussion for some who had hoped that they could stave off chemotherapy.
One of my most challenging clinical experiences is trying to counsel a patient whose preferred treatment is a literal miracle. 
Dr. Pesona Grace Lucksom's career journey has been shaped by a series of battles with hormones and their impact on women's health, and this is a fight she intends to win.
A deliberately stylish patient led me to wonder if any insight can be gleaned from our patients' clothing choices as a reflection of how they're navigating the experience of illness and recovery.
My patient's greatest fear was living in pain, so I called on my incredible colleagues in palliative care.
Dr. Narjust Duma treated a patient who was brave in the face of lung cancer, but feared the judgment of her community.
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...
What do you do when a patient requests a different physician, and you suspect prejudice is the reason?
Dr. Colin D. Weekes and the Reverend Joel B. Guillemette had a thoughtful and personal conversation about how they approach deeply challenging questions of hope and mortality in their work following an ASCO town hall event.
Drs. Arjun Gupta, Erica Nakajima, and Ramy Sedhom offer their personal insights and experience on how to thrive and even appreciate this tough rotation.
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.
During my career, pathologists have always been the “doctor’s doctor.” Why can't they be the "patient's doctor" as well?
Time is precious to all of us and seems to pass so quickly. How much more quickly does it pass for someone who knows that they have a life-threatening illness?
While the national budget may seem opaque and abstract, ASCO is putting a human face on the line items. Real lives are at stake.

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