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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.
I wondered how my mentor felt on the topic of personal and professional, on whether it is a good idea to allow a look into the person behind the white coat.
Dr. Kelly Shanahan and I discuss how to involve a patient in tumor board discussions. How does your institution handle this?
A recent study on the risk of Alzheimer's disease or dementia following the use of ADT was disturbing to me on two levels.
An inaccurate prognosis given at an urgent care center destroyed my patient's hope. Little by little, I will try to help him rebuild it.
Dr. Gil Morgan joins me in a conversation about how our perspectives have been enriched by work, parenthood, and online connections.
After a breast cancer diagnosis, cancer researcher Dr. Priscila Gonçalves went from "helper" to "helped." She discovered incredible kindness along the way.  
Patient advocate Martha E. "Meg" Gaines poses six essential questions for patient-provider teams to consider in their discussions about targeted therapies.
Dr. Chirag Shah and I were excited to participate in - and see the impact of - a campaign to raise awareness about brachytherapy as a valuable radiotherapy technique.
It was challenging to counsel a patient who responded to his cancer diagnosis by having affairs.
How does a group of talented, busy surgeons find the time to change their surgical paradigm? Dr. Nabil P. Rizk and I had an enlightening conversation about cost, value, quality of care, and process improvement.
Regardless of prognosis, we all must live with the reality that time is fleeting, and none of us have unlimited tomorrows.
As a physician and future pediatric oncologist, Dr. Rachel Offenbacher believes that providers have the responsibility to be vocal about the critical importance of vaccines.
We owe it to this vulnerable population to check our assumptions and deliver the highest-quality cancer care in a safe and welcoming environment.
"Oncologists are asked every day to peer into a crystal ball and speak sagely about how much time is left," writes Dr. Mark A. Lewis, "...but each person with cancer enters an irreproducible experiment in which they are the sole participant."
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.
Health Equity Committee chair Dr. William D. Tap highlights the recent work and forward momentum of ASCO's efforts to achieve health care equity for all through improved access to and quality of care.
My patient had struggled emotionally throughout the course of her cancer treatment, until the day I walked into the room and noticed a profound change.

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