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Jul 19, 2019
Dr. Zuhir Bodalal wanted to be able to offer chances to patients who would otherwise be out of options, so he needed to find a way to bridge different worlds.
Jul 11, 2019
Consensus among a multidisciplinary team may not be easy, but it is, ultimately, the goal. That, in and of itself, is the definition of quality care.
Jul 08, 2019
How does a group of talented, busy surgeons find the time to change their surgical paradigm? Dr. Nabil P. Rizk and I had an enlightening conversation about cost, value, quality of care, and process improvement.
Jul 02, 2019
Regardless of prognosis, we all must live with the reality that time is fleeting, and none of us have unlimited tomorrows.
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Linda R. Duska, MD, MPH

Linda R. Duska, MD, MPH, is the editor in chief of ASCO Connection. She is a professor and fellowship director for Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Virginia (UVA). An active member of the Gynecology Oncology Group, she also serves on multiple committees and has authored several investigator-initiated clinical trials at UVA. Her research interests include the evaluation of novel therapeutics and targeted therapy for ovarian and endometrial cancers. Dr. Duska is active in the Foundation for Women's Cancers, where she is the Team Leader for the Surgeons Team for the Race to End Womens Cancers.

May 07, 2019
How my passions became my career path. 
Apr 11, 2019
On Christmas morning, I had to tell my beloved father in law that he was dying. 
Mar 11, 2019
Wherever we practice, none of us need to look very far to find people who, through no fault of their own, are living right on the knife’s edge of disaster.
Jan 08, 2019
Although there’s never a bad time to make a positive commitment in your life, something about opening the calendar to January 1 feels like the right moment to set an intention.
Nov 07, 2018
While the national budget may seem opaque and abstract, ASCO is putting a human face on the line items. Real lives are at stake.
Sep 11, 2018
I often run into people I’ve trained, and they tell me that they hear my words in their heads when they operate, as if I’m standing beside them. And in a way, I always am.

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