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Nov 20, 2018
Attending the ASCO Annual Meeting was a great reminder of the importance of our social media-based networking; each time I “met” a HOWPG member for the first time, it felt like meeting a close old friend.
Nov 20, 2018
To rescue someone on the precipice takes courage, with strong doses of love, acceptance, and supported choices and, above all, trust and hopefulness.
Nov 19, 2018
At a recent meeting, the ASCO delegation to the AMA House of Delegates presented concerns focused on the Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP), among a variety of other issues.
Nov 15, 2018
During my career, pathologists have always been the “doctor’s doctor.” Why can't they be the "patient's doctor" as well?
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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 an associate 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.

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.
Jul 31, 2018
A precision therapy was indicated and available for my patient, but we lost the window of opportunity to administer it safely.
Jun 19, 2018
This was a patient who needed to do cancer her way, and making it about me was not going to work.

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