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Mar 11, 2019
For many of us not a day has gone by without some reminder of Arti, but last week brought it all back into sharp focus as I was asked to talk about the role we at ASCO played in her career during a symposium in her honor.
Mar 11, 2019
Wherever we practice, none of us need to look very far to find people who, through no fault of their own, are living right on the knife’s edge of disaster.
Mar 01, 2019
The Beirut Breast Cancer Conference is a modern multidisciplinary specialty oncology regional meeting that provides excellent onsite dissemination of knowledge and research.
Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Ashley Sumrall fulfilled a dream of performing in the famous Carnegie Hall, and discovered that the practice, teamwork, and commitment required onstage paralleled her work in oncology.
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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.

Sep 26, 2017
I often wonder if patients know what it’s like to leave a clinical practice for us as clinicians—if they wonder if they ever cross our minds. I hope with this blog I can answer that not only for myself, but for my compassionate colleagues who have chosen medicine, and specifically oncology.
Sep 12, 2017
I applaud the Foundation for Women’s Cancers for highlighting the importance of trials, and join them in their push for more trial options for not only my own patients, but for all patients with cancer.
Aug 29, 2017
As I prepare to take on a new professional position, I have been reflecting on what academic medicine means, and how to thrive in it.
Aug 01, 2017
Yes, "at least" my patient was still alive. But, at the end of the day, I knew that would not be comforting. “At least” is never enough, because when it comes to life, most of us—cancer or no cancer—always want more.
Jun 20, 2017
New immunotherapies are offering astounding responses, but my patient's remission came at the cost of debilitating toxicity. How much is too much to bear?
Jun 08, 2017
At the Plenary Session of this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting, the results of a longitudinal trial begun in 2007 showed me that patient engagement is much more important that I had imagined.

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