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Sep 19, 2019
Imagine a world in which global oncology is studied as rigorously as hematology/oncology, palliative medicine, or public health. What might we accomplish?
Sep 11, 2019
Bringing together research from all the world is the best way to advance medicine. Enter, ASCO Breakthrough.
Sep 09, 2019
A recent study on the risk of Alzheimer's disease or dementia following the use of ADT was disturbing to me on two levels.
Sep 09, 2019
An inaccurate prognosis given at an urgent care center destroyed my patient's hope. Little by little, I will try to help him rebuild it.
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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.

Mar 28, 2019
The obstacles I faced in becoming a parent are not the ones faced by young breast cancer survivors and co-survivors, but I certainly understand the feeling of wanting children but fearing it wouldn’t happen.
Feb 21, 2019
I try to be clear when my approach is a recommendation based on the best data we have, and when it’s a suggestion in situations where reasonable clinicians may come to a different conclusion.
Jan 29, 2019
Immunotherapy—particularly immune checkpoint inhibition—is still experimental. It ends up being quite a difficult discussion for some who had hoped that they could stave off chemotherapy.
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.

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