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Aug 11, 2022
Dr. Tara Rajendran celebrates the legacy and mentorship of Dr. Karen Jean Marcus upon her retirement after 33-year career at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Jul 27, 2022
Dr. Anna M Laucis discusses the landscape and future opportunities for narrative medicine, along with her own explorations in original artwork and poetry.
Jul 21, 2022
It feels great to celebrate 17 consecutive years of organizing the Best of ASCO Lebanon meeting, including a well-received event featuring expert faculty in 2022.
Jul 19, 2022
Cancer changes the relationship between what we think is certain and the fallibility of our assumptions; it can also be a source of discovery about ourselves and our relationships.
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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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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...
Jan 04, 2013
A few months ago I took my then 17-year-old daughter to the Operating Room with me. I had a full day of surgery and she wanted to observe. She’s not really interested in being a doctor, but she is interested in seeing what surgery is all about, and (maybe) seeing how her mother spends her days. It...
Jul 25, 2012
Not many of us make house calls anymore. Certainly not those of us in academic medicine. There is just so much to do: patients to see, research to conduct, grants to write and rewrite. A house call can take up the whole day or more. A house call for an oncology patient at the end of life is also...

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