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Nov 23, 2020
Every day in clinic, Dr. Narjust Duma is reminded of the importance of sexual health in cancer care. 
Nov 20, 2020
We owe it to this vulnerable population to check our assumptions and deliver the highest-quality cancer care in a safe and welcoming environment.
Nov 18, 2020
In October, the ASCO International Affairs Committee "was fortunate to be able to meet remotely and engage in productive discussions on a wide range of topics," writes chair Dr. Clarissa Mathias. 
Nov 16, 2020
"This pandemic really threw a wrench at an already delicate work/life situation that now looks a lot like a house of cards," write Dr. Richa Dawar and Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez.
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Linda R. Duska, MD, MPH

Linda R. Duska, MD, MPH, is the editor in chief of ASCO Connection. She is the associate dean of clinical research and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Since joining ASCO in 1999, she has served on the Scientific Program, Cancer Education, and Public Issues Committees, and as a faculty member at ASCO Annual Meetings, among numerous volunteer roles. 

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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...
Mar 13, 2014
It’s a hard question, especially for a surgeon. We surgeons like the instant gratification of going in and fixing things. As a surgeon who also gives chemotherapy, managing the end of life is really hard for me in a fundamental way: it’s (in a strange and very personal sense) an admission of...
Jun 10, 2013
Why do patients agree to go on cancer treatment clinical trials? We know that they choose to enroll for a lot of complicated reasons. As a physician and clinical investigator, it makes logical sense to me that patients with cancer want to take advantage of the best and newest treatments, even when...

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