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Feb 10, 2020
As we begin our work in 2020, I am excited that we are building on the remarkable successes of 2019, and the years before, with growing collaboration and sharpening focus. 
Feb 04, 2020
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day this February 4, it’s important to recognize that we are making progress in addressing cancer.
Feb 04, 2020
World Cancer Day 2020 is about every one of us, and about asking for our commitment to do something to prevent cancer and support people and communities deal with cancer.
Jan 30, 2020
We can’t do a great job caring for our patients if we are spreading ourselves too thin, writes Dr. Sayeh Lavasani.
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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 27, 2011
Around this time each year I find myself thinking about patients usually—and especially those that have passed away. I wonder how their families are coping, how their children are, and whether each day has gotten easier. I think about how my patients died—and whether or not I did enough to ensure...
Dec 06, 2011
Every once in a while I get an opportunity to speak at a meeting in which oncologists are not the primary audience. Of course, it is always to speak on either gynecologic- or breast-cancer-specific issues, but I always welcome the opportunity to educate a non-oncology audience about what we can do...
Oct 29, 2011
I was recently asked to comment on a study that sought to address the risk of ovarian cancer in women who undergo in vitro...
Oct 22, 2011
I was recently interviewed about breast cancer in young women, spurred by the recent disclosure that Giuliana Rancic, of E! Entertainment News, was diagnosed with breast cancer. It struck me as...
Oct 06, 2011
I am currently sitting with colleagues from across the country as we plan the 2012 Program, an honor and yet a daunting task! Searching pubmed, vetting potential speakers, and keeping abreast on office and business matters, I rely heavily on my laptop and web access, and dating back to 1986, I have...
Sep 24, 2011
I have followed with interest the exciting progress being made across oncology--progress in melanoma with the anti-CTLA agent iplimumab and the BRAF inhibitor,...

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