Lessons From the Other Side of Academic Publishing: My Experience as an ASCO Journals Editorial Fellow
By Mona Hassan, MDFor many oncology fellows, including me, the ultimate goal is to have an academic career combining research and clinical practice. At the beginning of fellowship, and as your early career takes off, you focus on doing as much research as you can and publishing as many papers as possible. Of course,...
When the Two M’s — Motherhood and Medical Oncology — Intersect
By Atlal Abusanad, MD, MSc, FRCPC, CIPIn the months leading up to my maternity leave, I informed my patients that I would be away for a particular length of time and that a colleague will be available to cover my duties. The delight of preparing for my newborn was tempered by my sense of...
Geriatric Oncology: A Training Opportunity That Has Come of Age
By Fernando Diaz, MD, Anahid Hamparsumian, MD, Melisa L. Wong, MD, MAS, and Grant R. Williams, MD, MPHBy 2030, it is projected that 70% of all cancer diagnoses will occur in older adults.1 Despite the increased incidence of cancer in this age group, older adults are traditionally under-represented in clinical trials and outcome measures...
I Travel for Global Oncology: The Tale of My Great Journey at the University of Lahore in Pakistan
By Khalid El Bairi, MDOn a beautiful morning in early October 2022, I received a WhatsApp message from an enthusiastic young professor of pharmacy, Dr. Faisal Gulzar, who invited me to deliver presentations in a country very far from my home in Morocco—Pakistan! A country that I've never visited and that I mostly know...
Job Title: Events Manager Department: Development The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. The Foundation’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease. LRF has funded...
APSHO Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors
The mission of the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology/Oncology (APSHO) is to improve the quality of care for patients with cancer by supporting critical issues in educational, clinical, and professional development for advanced practitioners in hematology and oncology. APSHO is excited to welcome two new members to the Board of Directors—Carolyn Grande, CRNP, AOCNP®,...
Rushed COVID-19 Papers: ‘Interpret With Caution’ Says JCO
Medical journals are facing an onslaught of papers on COVID-19, but some must be interpreted with caution, say the editors of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Medscape Medical News
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Researcher Spotlight: Boyu Hu, MD University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute Gene mutations and chromosomal alterations found in relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) makes the disease more resistant to currently approved therapies and prone to earlier relapses. While these gene changes are advantageous to leukemia’s growth and proliferation, they also create new dependencies in leukemia that can be...
Cancer Patients School Clinicians About Marijuana
Oncology clinicians' primary source of information about marijuana for cancer is patients, not the usual sources, such as journals and lectures, says a new survey. Medscape Medical News
'Cancer' Label for Low-Risk Lesions Could Lead to Overtreatment
The debate over describing low-risk lesions in a way that avoids the word "cancer" has been rolling on for a while, ever since the National Cancer Institute proposed the idea in 2013. Now, a study suggests that the name given to these low-risk lesions has a substantial impact on the way in which patients view...
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