Linda R. Duska, MD

University of Virginia

DuskaDr. Duska is Associate Professor and Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Director at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville VA.  Dr. Duska holds multiple leadership roles both at UVA and nationally, including serving as the Foundation for Women’s Cancers Board of Directors and Advocacy Group Chair, co-Chair of the SGO Program Director Committee, and Chair of the SGO Program Development sub-committee.  She has a special interest in hormonal treatment of endometrial cancer, and has written multiple book chapters and peer review articles on this subject.

She completed her Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  She received the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation/GSK award in 2004 for her project entitled “Testing the significance of Cables expression in identification and genes of endometrial cancer” in 2004 while working in Boston at the MGH.  She is a full member of several organizations, including the SGO, ASCO and AGOS.  She is active in GOG, having served as a past member of the GOG’s corpus committee and as a current member of the Developmental Therapeutics and Phase I committees.  Dr. Duska’s current research focus is on translational aspects of clinical trials, and she is currently the PI of a multi-institutional investigator initiated study in ovarian cancer

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.