Women in Cancer

2017 November 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.

Send your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have them answered by our Oncologist in the Hot Seat!

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

Differences in Mentor-Mentee Sponsorship in Male vs Female Recipients of National Institutes of Health Grants

Patton, E. W., Griffith, K. A., Jones, R. D., Stewart, A., Ubel, P. A., & Jagsi, R. (2017). Differences in mentor-mentee sponsorship in male vs female recipients of National Institutes of Health grants. JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(4), 580-582.

"Any sponsorship experience, as well as specific sponsorship experiences, were more commonly reported by men than women, with significant differences between men and women.”


“Tuesdays with Morrie”

by Mitch Album

Written in 1997, this memoir has gained international recognition. In this novel, Mitch Album reflects on his weekly visits to his former professor Morrie Schwartz, who is dying of ALS. “Tuesdays with Morrie” discusses life, death and everything in between.


“Abraham Verghese: A Doctor’s Touch”

Dr. Abraham Verghese is an infectious disease physician, author and professor at Stanford. In his Ted Talk, Dr.Verghese discusses the importance of physical exams and the value of patient centered care.

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December 4-9, 2017
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59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 9-12, 2017
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2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium
January 18-20, 2018
San Francisco, United States

Canadian Breast Cancer Symposium
February 2-3, 2018
Whistler, British Columbia

Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research
February 16-17, 2018
Orlando, Florida

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