Linda R. Duska, MD

University of Virginia

DuskaDr. Duska is Professor and Interim Associate Dean of Clinical Research 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 Phase I committee.  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

After surviving cancer, women look for a community of support and guidance. In a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, survivors share how they live and thrive after endometrial cancer. As described by one survivor, “You can get better.”  

Awareness

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.

Research

The Foundation is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.

Education

FREE Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.