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Jul 20, 2018
Dr. Jaime G. de la Garza-Salazar shares the story of how one of the first international Best of ASCO Meetings came to be.
Jul 18, 2018
The ASCO Annual Meeting is over, and now we return to our routines—in our clinics and hospitals, offices and operating rooms, labs and libraries, classrooms and conference rooms. I hope these stories will continue to fuel your inspiration and remind you why you chose the work you do.
Jul 18, 2018
"The challenges that affect the growth of a physician are not limited to a curriculum but are also about emotional growth." Dr. Samah Nassereddine describes the growing pains of her first year of fellowship.
Jul 16, 2018
Broadening eligibility critera for cancer clinical trials will give more patients the opportunity to contribute to scientific research.
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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 an associate 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.

Jun 19, 2018
This was a patient who needed to do cancer her way, and making it about me was not going to work.
Jun 07, 2018
FASCO is something earned through service to ASCO and to the field of oncology. One cannot apply or pay a fee to receive it.
May 22, 2018
Sometimes cross-coverage means having hard conversations with patients who aren't ours, but who still deserve our expertise and our honesty.
Apr 24, 2018
For those not in our field, cancer is still seen as a devastating disease starting at the point of diagnosis. As oncology professionals, it’s important that we do not accept death from cancer as inevitable, or even as imminent.
Apr 17, 2018
Clinical trials are the pathway to better treatments, better outcomes, and a future without cancer. We, as investigators, need to believe in them, and be willing to offer them to all patients who are eligible. 
Mar 22, 2018
A trial of aqueous lidocaine to manage painful intercourse for breast cancer survivors was a small study with a great magnitude of benefit. Do we need to wait for more data, or can we start applying these findings for our patients today?

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