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Empower Me, Empower You: The Mutual Empowerment in Supporting Patients With Breast Cancer

By Atlal Abusanad, MD, MSc, FRCPC, CIP Eight years ago, I launched an online group called Najia, which translates to "A lady survivor" in Arabic. The aim was to support patients and survivors facing breast cancer, transcending boundaries and uniting individuals on their challenging paths. In a society where certain topics may be challenging to...

Surviving Hematology/Oncology Fellowship and Beyond: A Twitter Discussion With Current Fellows and Fellowship Aspirants

By Aqsa Mumtaz, MD, Gliceida Galarza, MD, Houssein Safa, MD, Humaira Sarfraz, MD, Saurabh Zanwar, MD, Muhammad Salman Faisal, MD, Fernando Diaz, MD, Pamela Contreras-Chavez, MD, Ghulam R. Mohyuddin, MD, and Karun Neupane, MD To address the common questions that aspiring fellows and current fellows have about hematology/oncology fellowship, HemOncFellows’ Network (@HemOncFellows) organized two...

Supporting Multidisciplinary Cancer Care in Malaysia: My Experience as an ASCO Faculty Volunteer

By Faye Lynette Lim, FRCR, MBBS, MRCP  I had often heard about ASCO members volunteering their time at faculty courses throughout the world but did not really think that it was something I could do because I had no knowledge of the process or the volunteering criteria. So, imagine my surprise when I was invited...

A Personal Congratulations to the Susan G. Komen 2023 Awardees

Like everyone, hundreds of emails land in my inbox every day. Inevitably, I miss some of them and they end up coming back with a reminder. Luckily, I caught a reminder email this week from the Susan G. Komen organization asking me to fill out a survey to capture my feedback on the 2023...

President’s Update 2024: Embracing Progress, Collaboration, and New Possibilities

By 2023-2024 ASCO President Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, FASCOAs we enter 2024, this is a fitting time to reflect on the midpoint of my term serving as your ASCO president, which has truly been an honor and a privilege. We had a productive 2023, and the first half of this new year promises to...

Cancer, Conflict, and Catastrophe: A Cry for Help From Sudan, a Country at War

By Nabeeha Karadawi, MBBS, MRCP, Salma Awad Elkareem Ali Mohamed, MD, and Nagham Ali“I will see the doctor here, but I’m not sure how much help they’ll be able to offer. I just hope I can see my kids reach safety.” Dr. A* is a doctor and mother of three who was diagnosed with de...

Should Oncologists Continue to Be Ambivalent About Dietary Supplement Use by Their Patients?

After reconciling the short list of the prescribed medications, I asked my patient if she was taking any non-prescription medications or supplements. Calmly, she pulled out a large paper bag full of all kinds of substances, including vitamin C, shark cartilage, turmeric, multivitamins, mushroom products, etc.—a scene that is not unfamiliar to many oncologists.Over...

Alexander Boardman, MD

Researcher Spotlight Home » Alexander Boardman, MD Researcher Spotlight: Alexander Boardman, MD MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING Dobosh Family Scholar Treatment of lymphoma has been revolutionized by the emergence of CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies, but many patients still relapse after treatment. Dr. Boardman’s LRF research...

Celebrating the 18th Annual Best of ASCO in Beirut

It was such a great pleasure and satisfaction to organize and hold the 18th Annual Best of ASCO (BOA) Lebanon Meeting on July 7-8, 2023, at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) in a hybrid format from the Daniel ACC Building Ground Floor Conference Rooms. Speakers and attendees in Lebanon were present...

Finding My Community: Building a Strong Network to Improve Sarcoma Care and AYA Oncology in the Philippines

By Paula Isabel G. Franco, MDEver since I started my oncology training in the Philippines, the dream was to become a recipient of the International Development and Education Award (IDEA) grant from ASCO and Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation. Each year, IDEA enables early-career oncologists, surgeons, and palliative care specialists to attend the ASCO...

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