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

This special section in Self Magazine features a GYN surgeon and 34-year-old (at the time of diagnosis) patient.

Awareness

Check out CervivorTV’s new webisode: 5th National Race to End Women’s Cancer. Hosted by the fabulous cervivor herself, Tamika Felder! Click here.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce its upcoming FREE Telephone Education Workshop Dec. 18 on Cervical Cancer. For more information, click here.