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Feb 20, 2018
Dr. Raj Mohan describes the anxious journey that surgical oncologists and patients with cancer take together, as they wait to see what the histopathology report reveals.
Feb 20, 2018
As the host of the ASCO in Action podcast series, I'll be interviewing leaders and experts in oncology about policy and practice issues. Our first episode is about representation in the oncology workforce.
Feb 14, 2018
Patient advocate Ms. Carole Seigel discusses ASCO's new clinical practice guideline on managing immune-related adverse events for patients treated with checkpoint inhibitors.  
Feb 13, 2018
A recent event brought home the significance of how devastating news is received and how we react to a potentially life-changing message.
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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.

Dec 21, 2017
The burden of cancer weighs most heavily in the areas with the fewest health resources. Essential to this fight are dedicated, curious local experts conducting scientifically rigorous cancer research and sharing the results so that we can learn from each other.
Oct 25, 2017
Delivering high-quality cancer care is challenging even under ideal circumstances. To the providers working in areas struck by natural disaster, where the basic resources and infrastructure you depend on are suddenly unavailable, you have my utmost admiration.
Sep 06, 2017
In this issue’s Trainee & Early-Career section, Dr. Melissa Loh shares thoughtful, practical advice for oncology fellows thinking about pursuing a second degree while completing ...
Jul 14, 2017
Everyone has a story about why they became a doctor. But I don’t know anyone who became a doctor because they love paperwork.
Mar 03, 2017
Whether it's your first or twenty-first time attending the ASCO Annual Meeting, you'll find that connections can happen anywhere, not just during sessions or designated networking events.
Aug 12, 2014
A few days ago I had the opportunity to fly in a small passenger (9-person) plane. I’m not a good flyer in general and really small planes make me nervous. I sat directly behind the pilot and decided he must be a good pilot based on his appearance and demeanor (the only data I had). He looked old...

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