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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.
How using the term "screen failure" can be a disservice to clinical trial teams and patients alike. 
Dr. Raj Mohan reflects on the important role an oncologist plays in a patient's journey, and how every step of treatment needs love, compassion, and involvement.
Dr. Stefania Gori describes the Italian Association of Medical Oncology's meeting with Pope Francis, and the blessing he offered to everyone who cares for people with cancer.
To be a truly good doctor, you can't just care for people - you have to care about people.
I often run into people I’ve trained, and they tell me that they hear my words in their heads when they operate, as if I’m standing beside them. And in a way, I always am.
I had the enormous privilege of speaking with poet Anya Silver about her experience living with metastatic breast cancer and her perspective on physician-patient communication.
When men have traditionally been socialized to be stoic and not share their problems, the road after cancer can be lonely and isolating.
Some reflections on John McCain, mortality, Hamilton, and the story you leave behind. 
ASCO leaders and local members, including Dr. Electra D. Paskett and Dr. Colin D. Weekes, participated in a town hall to hear concerns and answers questions from patients in rural Ohio.
"You're an oncologist? How can you do it?" Radiation oncologists chimed in on Twitter about the rewards of the job.

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