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Apr 02, 2020
Dr. Martina Murphy, Dr. Devika Das, and Dr. Elizabeth Henry consider how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting hematology/oncology training, and offer tips for staying connected to trainees.
Apr 01, 2020
Dr. Mona Hassan arrived in the United States excited for professional development and activism opportunities. Within a week, COVID-19 completely derailed her plans.
Apr 01, 2020
The TMPRSS2 protein has a role in both COVID-19 and in prostate cancer, suggesting intriguing avenues of inquiry for researchers engaged in the fight against COVID-19.
Mar 31, 2020
Dr. Inas Abuali attempts to make sense of the shifting tides and what they mean for her patients, colleagues, and loved ones (while maintaining safe social distance from her co-fellows).
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Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO

Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO, is head of Women's Cancers at Lifespan Cancer Institute, director of Medical Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital, and a professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Dizon serves as chair of ASCO's Social Media Working Group and is a past chair of the Cancer Communications Committee. In addition to his regular column on ASCOconnection.org, which has been honored with APEX awards in 2013 and 2014, he is a blogger for The Oncologist and a section editor of Gynecologic Oncology at UpToDate. Dr. Dizon is a member of the Journal of Clinical Oncology Editorial Board, and editor in chief of the ASCO Educational BookFollow Dr. Dizon on Twitter @drdonsdizon.

Feb 26, 2020
Dr. Philippe Aftimos and I discuss the experience of moving far from home in order to pursue the medical careers we dreamed of.
Jan 28, 2020
My interests in education and global oncology have allowed me to connect with great people. One of them is Dr. Julie Gralow, a fierce advocate for global oncology and an international expert in breast cancer.
Dec 19, 2019
Carolyn Taylor, founder and president of Global Focus on Cancer, and I discuss advocacy, the patient experience, and using your passion to have an impact on the world.
Nov 19, 2019
Dr. Aditya Bardia and I discuss the deep and sincere bonds we form not just with our patients but with their families. How can we ensure their needs are met, especially after a patient dies?
Oct 08, 2019
I wondered how my mentor felt on the topic of personal and professional, on whether it is a good idea to allow a look into the person behind the white coat.
Sep 17, 2019
Dr. Kelly Shanahan and I discuss how to involve a patient in tumor board discussions. How does your institution handle this?

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