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Sep 16, 2021
Dr. Atlal Abusanad discusses how biases in valuing capability and potential in female oncologists has led to their underrepresentation in prominent roles. 
Sep 09, 2021
"I think of my fellowship studies as a series of layers—every time I do well at one layer, I am ready to move to the next one," said Dr. Tarek Haykal.
Sep 01, 2021
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Aug 25, 2021
"COVID-19 has taught us how we can both live in the present and focus on the future; how we can make the most out of our time, regardless of our physical condition," said Dr. Hilde M. Buiting.
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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. 

Disclosure.

Dec 05, 2017
We all hope that our families will stick together through thick and thin, be there to celebrate in each other’s joy, and be the people who will catch us when we fall. But, I know that there is no rule book when it comes to this.
Nov 21, 2017
Having the chance to be with a patient one last time can be deeply therapeutic for those of us who cared for them.
Oct 31, 2017
During a breast cancer event in Guam, Agnes Sarthou's story about living with stage IV disease struck me very deeply, and she kindly allowed me to share part of it with you.
Oct 17, 2017
Every now and then, I have a patient who chooses not to pursue the regimen that I think will bring them the best chances.
Sep 26, 2017
I often wonder if patients know what it’s like to leave a clinical practice for us as clinicians—if they wonder if they ever cross our minds. I hope with this blog I can answer that not only for myself, but for my compassionate colleagues who have chosen medicine, and specifically oncology.
Sep 12, 2017
I applaud the Foundation for Women’s Cancers for highlighting the importance of trials, and join them in their push for more trial options for not only my own patients, but for all patients with cancer.

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