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Feb 21, 2019
I try to be clear when my approach is a recommendation based on the best data we have, and when it’s a suggestion in situations where reasonable clinicians may come to a different conclusion.
Feb 14, 2019
It's hard enough to try dating again after a cancer diagnosis and treatment, but some of my patients also face strong opposition from their adult children.
Feb 14, 2019
Dr. Suneel D. Kamath was surprised to learn how important laughter and levity can be in the physician-patient relationship.
Feb 11, 2019
When a patient asks, "Why me?", Dr. Stephanie Graff considers that they may not be asking for a list of their cancer risk factors.
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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.

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.
Apr 25, 2018
This is one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year for many of us, as we are just about a month out from the ASCO Annual Meeting.
Feb 27, 2018
Being deliberate about creating diverse and inclusive teams is not about optics and good PR. It is the right thing to do to make sure our patients get the best possible care. Every hand is needed, and everyone has something valuable to contribute.

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