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Don S. (Don) Dizon, MD

Assistant in Medicine, Medical Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Dizon is a specialist in medical gynecologic oncology, blogger for ASCO Connection, and past chair of ASCO's Integrated Media and Technology Committee.

  • Phone: 617-724-4000
Departments
Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine

Specialties

  • Cancer Center
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Survivorship Program
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
Clinical Interests
Novel therapy for gynecologic cancers
Molecular therapy for gynecologic cancers
Intraperitoneal therapy for ovarian cancer
Immune therapy of cervical cancer
Personalized therapy for women's cancers
Cancer survivorship in women
Sexual health in female cancer survivors
Alternative and complementary therapies
Quality of Life research
Outcomes research
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Residency, Yale New Haven Hospital
Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

BiographyI am originally from the South Pacific Island of Guam but have made my home in the Northeast. I did my undergraduate and medical school degrees at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry followed by residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After one year as a clinician/educator for the Primary Care Program in the Yale University School of Medicine I pursued fellowship training in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Following fellowship I joined the Developmental Therapeutics service at MSKCC where I was a member of the Gynecologic Oncology Disease Management Team. Following the birth of my first daughter, Isabelle, I relocated to Whitman, MA and became the Director of Medical Oncology for the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. While at WIHRI I helped begin and was co-director of Rhode Island's first Center for Sexuality, Intimacy, and Fertility for women with a history of cancer. I remain committed to clinical research in novel treatments for women with gynecologic cancer and in cancer survivorship, particularly as it relates to sexual health. 

ResearchMy clinical focus is on the treatment of women's cancers. I conduct national and investigator-initiated clinical trials of novel therapeutics including chemotherapy and immunotherapy with an emphasis on recurrent breast or ovarian cancers. I am also interested in quality of life and decision-making in women with breast and gynecologic malignancies; survivorship, and sexual health issues in female cancer survivors.

Hematology/Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-4000

Hematology/Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-4000

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