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Jul 08, 2020
A student asked Dr. Tian Zhang about compartmentalizing feelings to avoid burnout. Dr. Zhang recalled an experience from her own medical school days about the neccessity of empathy in patient care.
Jul 07, 2020
Dr. Piyush Srivastava outlines recommendations from the recently released ASCO Special Report provides for oncology practices as they return to more routine care delivery in the pandemic.
Jul 07, 2020
Outpatient oncology clinics can be daunting for a new fellow and the learning curve is steep, but you already have the basic foundations of patient care. You've got this!
Jul 01, 2020
 In this strange and socially distant year, I wanted to offer a few words of encouragement to our medical graduates in Lebanon and around the world.
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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 has served as past chair of ASCO's Social Media Working Group and 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.

May 26, 2020
Stacey Tinianov and I discuss the language of cancer, respecting an individual's context, and empowering patients to be engaged in their care.
Apr 21, 2020
Jennifer Merschdorf of Young Survival Coalition and I discuss how she brings her business experience to the social-profit space and the value of partnerships in advocacy.
Apr 07, 2020
Twitter + friend = twiend. My good twiend Dr. Joseph McCollom shares his experience in foster care, and we discuss resilience, inspiration, and hope.
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.

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