“Leadership is not a single quality. Leadership consists of a series of actions you take, such as respecting others, taking responsibility, communicating to share values and goals, [and] motivating and inspiring others,” said Dr. Kaori Tane.
We cannot self-care our way out of the current structural failures in our health care system that contribute to burnout. We can and must do better for our learners and for our workforce.
According to Dr. Atlal Abusanad, “My experience caring for a newborn as a consultant medical oncologist is different from residency training, when I had my firstborn—both are challenging, but the challenges are different in each phase.”
Early in his training, Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose was challenged to confront a patient’s (and community’s) deeply entrenched belief that cancer is always fatal.
The 2023 Beirut Breast Cancer Conference featured four tumor board sessions, a high-profile Opening Session panel debate, and a Closing Ceremony that included a piano performance.
Dr. Michael LaPelusa shares his recent start-to-finish experience going through the Fellowship Match, with tips for preparing your application, interviewing, and telling your unique professional story.
Clear expectations are key for effective teamwork. Tammy Triglianos, Dr. Ethan Basch, and Dr. Matthew Milowsky share a guidance document to facilitate excellent collaboration in advanced practice provider/physician teams.
Four geriatric oncology experts answer five questions about the field, including what oncology trainees need to know, how to pursue consolidated training, and why geriatric oncology is a meaningful and rewarding career.
Dr. Khalid El Bairi was invited to participate in the International Summit of Health Professionals in Pakistan, a country he only knew from the news and nature documentaries. The visit challenged his perceptions and allowed him to make valuable connections.
I recently visited Porto Alegre, Brazil, for an ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course. Reducing the global cancer burden is a formidable goal, but one to which ASCO is incredibly committed.
Following his participation in the International Development and Education Award program in 2019, Dr. Deebya Raj Mishra made a commitment to bring preventive and palliative care education to primary care physicians in Eastern Nepal.
“Beyond my captivation with cancer biology, what ultimately draws me to the field of oncology is people,” said Andres F. Diaz.
If you enjoy building relationships, lifelong learning, and a job where every day is different, a career in community oncology might be a good fit for you, according to Drs. Muhammad Salman Faisal, Aakash Desai, Rahul Gosain, and Rohit Gosain.
At every transition point in my career, the most difficult aspect has always been the quest to find a community, to fit in, and to create a semblance of a home.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made medical travel delicate, nevertheless, it is still in high trend, due to the huge demand in Africa,” according to Dr. Zineb Dahbi and Dr. Fadila Kouhen.
As we acknowledge World Cancer Day on February 4, Dr. Julie R. Gralow shares how ASCO is engaging members in different regions of the world, “uniting our voices and taking action,” through its regional councils.
Welcome to the first issue of ASCO Connection in 2023—we are kicking off the new year with a wide-ranging issue.
Even as I wrote the first paragraph of this article, I had 6 notifications on my iPhone. We all suffer from distraction nowadays!