Dx/Rx: Gynecologic Cancer

Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP-Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Medicine, Brown Medical School/Women & Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode IslandDr. Dizon holds a dual appointment as Associate Professor in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and trained in Internal Medicine at Yale New-Haven Hospital followed by Medical Oncology specialization at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). While at MSKCC he developed expertise in gynecologic malignancies and received a Career Development Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for work on platinum drug resistance. He was a member of the Developmental Therapeutics faculty and Gynecology Disease Management Team of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center until 2003 when he assumed his current role as the director of Medical Oncology for the Program in Women’s Oncology of Women & Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island, where he also serves as the Medical Director of the Program’s Integrative Care Program. In 2005 he helped establish the state’s first Center for Sexuality, Intimacy, and Fertility for women with cancer.  In 2005 he was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and he is currently on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island chapter of the ACP.  Nationally, he continues to pursue research in the novel treatments of both breast and gynecological cancers and is active in the Gynecologic Oncology Group, serving on Phase I, Developmental Therapeutics, and Cervix committees. He is the President of the National Consortium of Breast Centers and has federal funding to further explore the role of social networks in advance care planning of women with cancer.

Written by two expert oncologists, specializing in female cancers, Dx/Rx: Gynecologic Cancer is a perfect pocket reference for all professionals involved in the care of women with gynecologic cancer. This handy, 136-page book provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on the epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of malignancies of the ovaries, cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes. Topics include a review of gynecologic tumors, detailed analysis on treatment strategies, and a discussion of past and current literature that has shaped the field. Presented in a concise, quick-reference format, Dx/Rx: Gynecologic Cancer is an essential guide for the care of women with malignancies of the reproductive system.

 

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