2017 October Newsletter


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Oncologist in the Hot Seat

Have a burning question related to work-life balance, leadership, mentorship, or career development?

We have been featuring esteemed oncologists across Canada since 2013. From Nova Scotia, we are very pleased to introduce Dr. Daniel Rayson.

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Dr. Daniel Rayson

A little bit about Dr. Rayson:

Dr. Daniel Rayson is a medical oncologist at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Dalhousie University. He completed his medical training at Dalhousie, with subsequent fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Hematology/Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His main areas of clinical care and research activities are in breast and neuroendocrine oncology. He is past Chair of the Nova Scotia Provincial Breast Cancer Site Team (2000-2009), current Chair of the multidisciplinary Neuroendocrine Tumor Group (2012- ) and past chair of the Clinical Trial Grant Panel Review Committee of the National Cancer Institute of Canada (2006-2009). He has been the Director of the Atlantic Clinical Cancer Research Unit (ACCRU) since 2008, is on the editorial board of the Art of Oncology Section of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and has been section editor of the Cancer Narratives Section of Current Oncology since January, 2013. In January 2015 he was appointed Head of the Division of Medical Oncology at the QEII Health Sciences Center.

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The 8th Women in Cancer and All in Cancer Annual General Meeting

April 27th 2018 in Toronto, ON

Doctors: No mentor yet? Are you missing out?

By Anna Sayburn

"Until the latter part of the 20th century, academic medicine was characterized by intense, almost formal mentoring relationships, senior physician scientists would explicitly dedicate themselves to the cultivation of particular trainees, and the accomplishments of those trainees were taken as the success of the mentors. These close, long-term, explicit mentoring relationships are no longer the norm.”


“Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians”

Dr. Danielle Martin is a well-known Canadian family physician and a founder of Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Here is a summary of the 6 big ideas taken from her website:

“#1: The Return to Relationships: Ensure relationship-based primary health care for every Canadian

#2: A Nation with a Drug Problem: Bring prescription drugs under Medicare

#3: Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There: Reduce unnecessary tests and interventions

#4: Doing More with Less: Reorganize health care delivery to reduce wait times and improve quality

#5: Basic Income for Basic Health: Implement a basic income guarantee

#6: The Anatomy of Change: Scale up successful solutions across the country.”


“Docs Outside The Box - A Podcast Where Ordinary Doctors Are Doing Extraordinary Things”

This is one of the top recommended podcasts for physicians. Dr. Nii Darko, an American surgeon, hosts this podcasts and interviews other doctors who are doing amazing things. All the episodes are free to download off itunes.

A reminder to submit your nominations for the Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Awards by November 15, 2017.

“The awards recognize extraordinary female leaders in oncology and role models who have excelled as a mentor and have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the professional development of women colleagues as clinicians, educators, and researchers in oncology.”

Upcoming Events

West Coast Sarcoma Conference
December 1-2, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
December 4-9, 2017
San Antonio, United States

59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 9-12, 2017
Atlanta, United States

2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
January 18-20, 2018
San Francisco, United States

As networking and mentorship are invaluable to medicine and advancements in the field of oncology, All in Cancer (AlinC) and Women in Cancer (WinC) were developed to improve mentorship connections, provide leadership skills resources, and improve collaboration amongst oncologists through a secure online networking platform.

Join the discussion on the AlinC or WinC Discussion Forum today.

Encourage your colleagues to join the largest online networking forum for medical, radiation, surgical, and hematological oncologists and trainees in Canada.

Visit www.allincancer.org or www.womenincancer.org for more information.

Happy networking!