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Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Jean Rene V. Clemenceau Valdivia describes the shared history of the Sociedad Mexicana de Oncologia and ASCO, and the new formal partnership that will guide future collaboration between the two societies.
Jan 14, 2019
Social injustice is perpetuated when patients can't afford to participate in essential clinical research.
Jan 08, 2019
Although there’s never a bad time to make a positive commitment in your life, something about opening the calendar to January 1 feels like the right moment to set an intention.
Jan 03, 2019
Dr. Pesona Grace Lucksom's career journey has been shaped by a series of battles with hormones and their impact on women's health, and this is a fight she intends to win.
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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.

Dec 20, 2018
My patient's greatest fear was living in pain, so I called on my incredible colleagues in palliative care.
Dec 11, 2018
What do you do when a patient requests a different physician, and you suspect prejudice is the reason?
Nov 20, 2018
 Although there are still several weeks left in 2018, events have left me speechless twice this year: the deaths of two women, well before their time.
Oct 30, 2018
How using the term "screen failure" can be a disservice to clinical trial teams and patients alike. 
Sep 25, 2018
To be a truly good doctor, you can't just care for people - you have to care about people.
Sep 11, 2018
I had the enormous privilege of speaking with poet Anya Silver about her experience living with metastatic breast cancer and her perspective on physician-patient communication.

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