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Dr. Piyush Srivastava outlines recommendations from the recently released ASCO Special Report provides for oncology practices as they return to more routine care delivery in the pandemic.
Outpatient oncology clinics can be daunting for a new fellow and the learning curve is steep, but you already have the basic foundations of patient care. You've got this!
Assumptions are the opposite of open communication; they remain unsaid and often expand to include thoughts that are unrelated to the initial feeling.
Pervasive bias has been in this country for centuries, and quiet microaggressions and larger macroaggressions have been given a pass for far too long.
ASCO Ethics Committee chair Dr. Jonathan Marron and I discuss two recommendations from a recent paper on allocating scarce health care resources during COVID-19.
Translating an oncology practice into telemedicine and socially distant consultations has its advantages and disadvantages, as Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez learned when her clinic transformed overnight due to COVID-19.
We must commit the same energy and focus we pour into conquering cancer to addressing systemic issues that affect the health of people of color in our country.
The power of touch in this time of physical distancing is top of mind for young adults trying to date, older couples in high-risk groups, and health care professionals who miss the empathy communicated in a handshake or a hug.
Stacey Tinianov and I discuss the language of cancer, respecting an individual's context, and empowering patients to be engaged in their care.
Dr. Ray Page and I discuss the important role that drug repository programs can play in helping our patients afford their treatment while reducing the financial toll on the cancer care delivery system.
Why do patients hold back about serious side effects? Often, the reason is fear, writes cancer survivor and patient advocate Dr. Mary Dominiecki.
We have an urgent need to learn more about how COVID-19 is directly and indirectly affecting the people with cancer whom we serve.
As New York City moves toward its new normal, Dr. Astha Thakkar considers the lessons learned over the past 7 weeks of crisis and rapid change due to COVID-19.
At a time when every physician is needed, U.S. visa restrictions on international medical graduates are making it impossible for them to do the most good, writes Dr. Sreekanth Donepudi. 
Dr. Douglas Flora learned from his own cancer experience that when there's no wind, we must row.
Dr. Jii Bum Lee and Dr. Sun Young Rha describe the safety protocols that are enabling cancer providers in South Korea to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure for their patients.
In the close quarters imposed by COVID-19, a conflicted couple began to relate to each other differently.
Jennifer Merschdorf of Young Survival Coalition and I discuss how she brings her business experience to the social-profit space and the value of partnerships in advocacy.

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