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Feb 19, 2020
Let’s look critically at the prospective trial evaluating the association of ringing a bell with distress experienced by patients with cancer.
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.
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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, 2016
With new therapies, fortunately, oncologists are now seeing patients over the span of years, and we get to know the person who is the patient beyond their illness. Many also bring along others on visit after visit, and we get to know each of them too.
Dec 14, 2016
As we move forward in oncology, my hope is that we will see miraculous recoveries more often, guided not by chance but by a better understanding of cancer biology. The promise of precision medicine remains a real one that I firmly believe in.
Nov 21, 2016
Since the U.S. presidential election I have spoken with family and friends, many of whom who did not vote as I had, and you know what, they are still the same people they were before the election.
Nov 11, 2016
Not everyone shares my view of what constitutes a good death, and I’ve come to realize that when a patient has a very different view of the end of life from mine, it can be very difficult to do what’s right.
Oct 06, 2016
It's a mistake to assume that we become more prepared for death as we get older.
Sep 27, 2016
We all strive to provide evidence-based medicine, yet putting it into practice can sometimes be the most challenging part of being a doctor.

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