Women in Cancer

2019 February Newsletter


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Mentor of the Month?

Nominate the next Mentor of the Month!

WinC/AlinC provides a platform to increase visibility of great mentors on an international level. If you have someone in mind that has been an important mentor to you please email our Project Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. By March 10th!

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 British Columbia, we are very pleased to introduce Dr. Jason Hart.

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!

Article Recommendation

Mentoring Millennials

Jennifer F. Waljee, MD, MPH, MS; Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc; and Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH


“… millennials differ in skills critical to building professional relationships and may be perceived as impatient and needy, rather than efficient and engaged. … Generational differences must be recognized and embraced to achieve productive mentoring relationships. Given the value of a vibrant and diverse faculty, it is essential to understand the factors that motivate or deter the next generation.”

Check out this article to gain a better understanding of how generational diversity can lead to conflict in a medical setting, and how to engage millennial mentees.

Upcoming Events

WinC/ AlinC AGM
Toronto, ON
May 3rd, 2019

Women in Healthcare: An Evolving Landscape

A study by All Allied Health Schools providing statistics related to different aspects of women in healthcare, using data extracted from their own database. Below is part of the infographic, pertaining to female support and mentoring. It was found that women physicians lack mentors, because “women simply don’t ask each other for help”, even though many benefits of female mentorship have been reported, as listed below. Click on the link for information on how women are making a difference in healthcare:


Medicine Changing as Women Make Up More of Physician Workforce


“Women spend more time educating patients, and trying to build self-efficacy in their patients.” That time differential could explain the outcome differences observed in care provided by female and male doctors. “There’s a small, but growing, body of evidence that women may be providing care that leads to better patient outcomes…”

Make sure to follow @WomenInMedicineChat on twitter for live discussions among physicians from across the globe on issues women in medicine face.

Sundays @ 9pm EST

Podcast Recommendation

Physician NonClinical Careers Podcast –the VITAL Physician Executive

Dr. John Jurica, a board-certified family physician, along with various physician and non-physician guests, offers actionable advice on preventing burnout and frustration, and on mastering leadership and management skills. Some of Dr. Jurica’s episodes that discuss leadership development are “Why You Should Evolve from Victim to Leader” and “Advice for an Emerging Physician Leader”.

Book Recommendation

Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine

A retelling of the stories of three women physicians working in geriatric medicine, diabetes research and treatment, and breast cancer treatment and how they overcame “resistance, discouragement, and obstruction” in their respective male-dominated fields.

Link to purchase: https://surface.syr.edu/syracuse_unbound/1/

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!

Membership is entirely free.

Membership is restricted to medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists as well as hematologists and trainees.

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