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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.
If you have a passion and a calling, writes Ms. Bincy Mathew, don't let the fear of what others might think keep you from achieving your goals.
Dr. Arjun Gupta pens a heartfelt tribute to Dr. David H. Johnson in honor of Dr. Johnson's induction as a 2019 Giant of Cancer Care and his many years of mentorship.
Forming a community of female physicians is an incredible support network, writes Dr. Tina Rizack.
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.
Physician parents worry about the effect of their long hours and work commitments on their children. Dr. Sayeh Lavasani suggests focusing on the positive lessons you are modeling for them.
Imagine a world in which global oncology is studied as rigorously as hematology/oncology, palliative medicine, or public health. What might we accomplish?
No matter how well you've organized your work and life, there will always be moments when you don't have enough time for everything, as Dr. Asha Karippot describes.
Dr. Zuhir Bodalal wanted to be able to offer chances to patients who would otherwise be out of options, so he needed to find a way to bridge different worlds.
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.
Real actions that promote women and under-represented groups in medicine are doable, starting today.
The concept of work-life balance is a mirage. Instead, I think of it as a pendulum that sways between my priorities to match the moment and the setting. 
Even if you're a planner, writes Dr. Martina Murphy, be open to career opportunities that may lead you in directions you never considered. 
To help you get the most out of #ASCO19, I'm sharing a vlog on networking (it's not as scary as you think!) and strategies for organizing your schedule and maximizing your face time with the people you want to meet.
"As women in oncology, we have so many common stories and so much to learn from one another," writes Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel.
Through its member benefits for early-career professionals, writes Dr. Uqba Khan, "ASCO has played a significant part in my professional growth and career development."
How my passions became my career path. 
Put everything in your calendar, wear comfortable shoes, and a pro tip on the Starbucks line: Dr. Narjust Duma offers practical advice for oncology trainees headed to the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.

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