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Oct 19, 2021
Dr. Samer Al Hadidi shares a personal story about the struggles he encountered during his first year of fellowship as he coped with the loss of his father.
Oct 15, 2021
It is encouraging and enlightening to know that breast cancer awareness campaigns are being conducted all over the world, even in countries troubled with major political and military conflicts.
Oct 13, 2021
The Hem-Onc Fellows Network is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in hematology-oncology, said Mrs. Andrea Anampa-Guzmán, Dr. Muhammad Salman Faisal, and Dr. Aakash Desai. 
Oct 07, 2021
In Volume 3 of his series, Dr. Dawood Findakly provides guidance on the virtual fellowship interview process. 
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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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Sep 14, 2021
My colleague and friend Christine McGinn discusses the experience of caregiving for her brother, and the lessons she now brings to her own practice.
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.

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