Discussions with Don S. Dizon

Dr. Don Dizon

Don S. Dizon is Professor of Medicine at Brown University, the Director of the Breast and Pelvic Malignancies Program and Hematology-Oncology Outpatient Clinics at Lifespan Cancer Institute, Director of Medical Oncology and the Oncology Sexual Health First Responders Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital.

Living What You Do: A Conversation with Idalina Colburn

In this month's blog, Don Dizon talks with his colleague Idalina Colburn about her role as a nurse navigator, and how her experience living with metastatic breast cancer impacts her relationship with her patients.

When Cancer Comes Home

In this month's blog, Don Dizon and Christine McGinn discuss the unique perspective an oncologist brings when a family member receives a cancer diagnosis.

When a Pandemic Hits Your Homeland

Don Dizon and Hina Khan discuss the difficulty of being observers of the COVID-19 pandemic in their home countries while their family and friends remain in the midst of it.

On Cancer, Conversations, and Culture

Families are integral in the course of a patient's cancer treatment. In this month's blog, Don Dizon and Shaalan Beg discuss what happens when the family asks that the cancer diagnosis not be disclosed to the patient.

Rare and cured: A Conversation with Someone I Treated Years Ago

Don Dizon and a former patient discuss the complex experience of being diagnosed with and cured of a rare disease.

Struggling to Remain Engaged: A Frank Conversation Between Two Friends on the Toll of the Pandemic on Productivity

In the shadow of the anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, Don Dizon and Anne Katz reflect on a year filled with Zoom calls and virtual conferences.

Managing Expectations While Maintaining Hope: Counseling Patients on Phase I Trials

In this month's blog post, Don Dizon and Meeyoung Lee discuss the importance of balancing hope with expectations when discussing Phase I trials with patients.

On Pediatric Oncology Practice and Growth Beyond the Clinic

In this month's blog post, Don Dizon and Susannah Koontz discuss the evolution in her career as a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist, the passions that initially drew her to the work, and that now drive her new role as a consultant.

We Are All Survivors

COVID-19 has changed the way patients experience cancer care. Don Dizon and Anne Marie Mercurio discuss the impact of the pandemic on patients and their families.

Communication and the Cooperative Groups

In this month's blog post, Don Dizon discusses cooperative groups, social media, and conducting clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic with Wendy Lawton from SWOG.