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May 22, 2019
Breakthrough will bring together unique experts in the field, including innovators, scientists, and technology specialists, all to discuss better solutions for cancer care, writes ASCO president-elect Dr. Howard A. "Skip" Burris.
May 20, 2019
Health Equity Committee chair Dr. William D. Tap highlights the recent work and forward momentum of ASCO's efforts to achieve health care equity for all through improved access to and quality of care.
May 20, 2019
Dr. Ward and I discuss the policies that public and private insurers use to control the use of anticancer drug therapies, such as prior authorization requirements, restrictive formularies, step therapy, or fail first requirements, and specialty specific tiers.
May 17, 2019
To help you get the most out of #ASCO19, I'm sharing a vlog on networking (it's not as scary as you think!) and strategies for organizing your schedule and maximizing your face time with the people you want to meet.
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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.

May 16, 2019
My patient had struggled emotionally throughout the course of her cancer treatment, until the day I walked into the room and noticed a profound change.
Apr 23, 2019
The patients we mentally label as "difficult" are perhaps the ones who need our empathy the most.
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.

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