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What Have I Learned in More Than Half a Century in Cancer Medicine?

My journey in cancer medicine started in June 1968, when I traveled from Lebanon to New York to begin my fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Since then, and on a daily basis, I have been actively engaged in the treatment of patients with cancer and in cancer...

Humanitarian, Cancer Specialist Advocates for Universal Access to Care as a Basic Human Right

There is a plethora of educational books for patients with cancer and their families; advocates and patients themselves write most. Books in this genre often have a difficult time distilling the hard science of oncology into a lay-friendly narrative that keeps the reader engaged from cover to...

Baylor/St. Luke’s Medical Center Establishes Annual Oncology Lecture

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Centerhas established the Philip Salem Annual Oncology Lecture in honor of Philip A. Salem, MD, a physician, researcher, educator, and international statesman in cancer medicine; Director Emeritus of Cancer Research at Baylor/St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston; and...

Philip A. Salem, MD, Honored by President of Mexico for Cancer Care

Oncologist Philip A. Salem MD, Director Emeritus of Cancer Research at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, was honored as a physician and author on April 28 by the President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and his government for Dr. Salem’s lifelong commitment to cancer care worldwide. Dr....

Philip A. Salem, MD, Awarded the FOEDUS Supreme Medal of Excellence

FOEDUS, the Italian Foundation of Culture and Science, awarded the Supreme Medal of Excellence to oncologist Philip A. Salem, MD, Director Emeritus of Cancer Research at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston and President of the Salem Oncology Center at the Texas Medical Center. The...