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Apr 23, 2019
The patients we mentally label as "difficult" are perhaps the ones who need our empathy the most.
Apr 23, 2019
Put everything in your calendar, wear comfortable shoes, and a pro tip on the Starbucks line: Dr. Narjust Duma offers practical advice for oncology trainees headed to the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Apr 18, 2019
When medical student Andrea Anampa-Guzmán's father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, she realized she needed to take care of herself so she could take care of him. 
Apr 17, 2019
Breakthrough Co-Host Committee chair Dr. Peter P. Yu invites you to a groundbreaking meeting of "firsts."  
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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.

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.
Jul 18, 2018
The ASCO Annual Meeting is over, and now we return to our routines—in our clinics and hospitals, offices and operating rooms, labs and libraries, classrooms and conference rooms. I hope these stories will continue to fuel your inspiration and remind you why you chose the work you do.

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