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Jul 27, 2021
Dr. Nizar Bitar and I review the 2021 Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting, which featured an extraordinary faculty from all over the globe and our talented colleagues here in Lebanon.
Jul 27, 2021
July is a time of new beginnings and transitions in academic medicine. As I wrapped up my fellowship, I thought often of the adage: “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Jul 22, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Temel and Dr. Daniel E. Lage discuss building a career in cancer symptom management research.
Jul 21, 2021
Dr. Samer Al Hadidi shares how a clear strategy may help to choose the best conference/s to attend according to interest and/or availability. 
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Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO

Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a professor of medicine at Brown University, director of the Breast and Pelvic Malignancies Program and Hematology-Oncology Outpatient Clinics at Lifespan Cancer Institute, and director of Medical Oncology and the Sexual Health First Responders Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Dizon has served as past chair of ASCO's Social Media Working Group and 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 JCO Oncology Practice Editorial Board, and editor in chief of the ASCO Educational BookFollow Dr. Dizon across social media channels @drdonsdizon. 

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Jun 04, 2021
Dr. Shaalan Beg and I discuss the difficulties of navigating situations in which our duty to be honest to the person we treat abuts another's cultural or social norms.
May 05, 2021
Many years ago I treated a patient with a rare sarcoma. We recently reconnected and she generously shared her experience of being treated for and now considered "cured" of her rare tumor, with a reminder that the cancer experience is unique to every individual.
Mar 11, 2021
Even after 20-plus years as an oncologist, I struggle with one particular thing: calling families after a patient has died. 
Jan 28, 2021
Meeyoung Lee and I discuss expectations, goals, realism, and hope when recommending a phase I clinical trial to a patient with cancer.
Nov 20, 2020
We owe it to this vulnerable population to check our assumptions and deliver the highest-quality cancer care in a safe and welcoming environment.
Nov 03, 2020
Advocate, survivor, and caregiver: my friend Anne Marie describes the intricate challenges of those shifting roles, especially in the pandemic, and the critical importance of clear and sensitive communication.

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