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Jan 15, 2021
In this new year we must remain alert to our own prejudices, and be vigilant about keeping our personal biases out of the charts and out of our discussions with colleagues, patients, and caregivers. 
Jan 15, 2021
It was clear to chief medical officer Dr. Richard L. Schilsky that ASCO would be his professional home throughout his career. He shares reflections on the role of the Society ahead of his retirement, after 8 years as CMO, in February.
Jan 12, 2021
"It is far too common that patients with less access to care or different skin color or unfamiliar language are assumed to not understand," writes Dr. Jacquelyne Gaddy. "Maybe it is in fact that we didn’t take the time to understand."
Jan 11, 2021
Feeling the mid-academic year slump? Here are a few tips based on my own ongoing attempts to strike a balance between my clinical duties and my scholarly activities during fellowship. 
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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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Apr 19, 2016
Women with cancer deserve a discussion about fertility preservation and the opportunity to discuss their concerns regarding sex, even if they are teenagers. But sometimes parents disagree.
Apr 11, 2016
As oncologists, we can teach and we can comfort—and many patients will appreciate it if we do both.
Mar 21, 2016
Most times, a patient’s outpatient attending can be called upon to meet with the patient and their loved ones, especially if one is at a critical point in their own cancer journey. But, as is often the case in a busy academic practice, sometimes it’s just not possible.
Feb 11, 2016
Most times, I feel excited to be an oncologist. Oncology research is accelerating and every week brings more news, whether it be a deeper understanding of tumor genomics, a broader understanding of cancer genetics and risk, and, it seems, more ways to provide precision therapy. Studies are coming...
Feb 01, 2016
I find I greet the new year with both anticipation and anxiety; this year, however, has thus far been tinged with sadness.

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