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As companies and organizations hurry to prepare timely resources for physicians during COVID-19, Drs. Deborah Mukherji, Sana Al-Sukhun, Shaheenah Dawood, Iman Abou Dalle, and Sally Temraz have noted an unwelcome return of the "manel": expert panels composed of only men.
In adversity, there is opportunity: despite the cancellation of an incredible professional opportunity due to COVID-19, Dr. Khalid El Bairi is focusing on how he can have a positive impact as an early-career oncologist in Morocco.
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.
Dr. Sumanta K. Pal recounts the professional and personal rewards of investing in trainees from abroad as his mentees and friends Dr. Cristiane Bergerot and Dr. Paulo Bergerot return to their home country of Brazil.
Dr. Martina Murphy, Dr. Devika Das, and Dr. Elizabeth Henry consider how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting hematology/oncology training, and offer tips for staying connected to trainees.
Dr. Mona Hassan arrived in the United States excited for professional development and activism opportunities. Within a week, COVID-19 completely derailed her plans.
Dr. Inas Abuali attempts to make sense of the shifting tides and what they mean for her patients, colleagues, and loved ones (while maintaining safe social distance from her co-fellows).
Dr. Anna M. Laucis examines the drivers of professional burnout in oncology, and the devastating cost of failing to acknowledge the effects of burnout.
Dr. Gil Morgan shares the story behind #OncoAlert, and we discuss why you should be paying attention, especially in our current situation.
Dr. Aleesha Adatia's experience at Stanford University as part of the International Development and Education Award is helping her improve support for cancer survivors in her home country of Tanzania.
By learning from mentors in different countries and settings, Dr. Frederick Ivan Ting becomes a better physician, and his patients recieve better care.
Dr. Philippe Aftimos and I discuss the experience of moving far from home in order to pursue the medical careers we dreamed of.
The knowledge explosion in oncology is palpable on a daily level, leaving physicians at a loss regarding how to stay ahead. Dr. Inas Abuali offers practical advice on keeping up with the torrent of information.
We can’t do a great job caring for our patients if we are spreading ourselves too thin, writes Dr. Sayeh Lavasani.
Dr. Inas Abuali confronts that pesky inner voice that occasionally whispers, "You don't really belong here." 
Andrea Anampa-Guzmán and Dr. Pamela Contreras-Chavez outline the advantages of attending the ASCO Annual Meeting as an international medical student.
Five editorial fellows gained hands-on experience to engage in a better understanding of how a scholarly manuscript is handled.
Dr. Clarissa Mathias, chair-elect of ASCO's International Affairs Committee, speaks to the incredible impact that ASCO volunteers have on cancer care around the world.

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