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Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP

Don S. Dizon is board certified in medical oncology and has received special training in sexual education from the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. He is co-founder and co-director for the Center for Sexuality, Intimacy, and Fertility for women with cancer, which remains the only type of cancer survivorship program in Rhode Island.

Dr. Dizon's research emphasizes his commitment to new treatments through his work with the Brown Oncology Group and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), where he is a member of the phase I, cervix and developmental therapeutics committees. He has developed an interest cancer survivorship issues and has mentored a project on hypnotherapy for hot flashes and federally-funded research on the role of social networks on decision making across the cancer journey.

Dr. Dizon is co-chair of the integrated media and technology committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and a member of the program committees for the Annual Meetings of ASCO, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) and the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. He currently serves as the immediate past president at the NCBC and a member of the breast task force for SGO.

Dr.Dizon is deputy editor at UpToDate, which brings him in contact with national and international thought leaders to develop content that is most relevant, timely and useful for point-of-care medicine specific to breast, gynecologic and genitorurinary cancers. He speaks widely on issues of sexual health and survivorship in women.