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Opinion: Oncology achievements merit academic promotion

The work of global oncologists – whose insights and innovations reduce the burden of cancer around the world – has demonstrated value that academic medical leadership should consider when assessing these physicians for professional advancement, according to a commentary by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

The paper, published May 2 in JAMA Oncology, advocates for the development of criteria for academic promotion to formally assess the achievements of oncologists working in the field of global health, including efforts such as establishing cancer registries, forming virtual tumor boards and organizing conferences, among others. Currently, these activities are inconsistently…

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