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Brittany A Davidson, MD

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Email: brittany.davidson@duke.edu

Education and Training

  • , Duke University, 2013 - 2016
  • , University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School, 2009 - 2013
  • M.D., University of Virginia, 2009

Research

I have many research interests that can be most easily summarized as 'the patient experience of GYN cancer" — these range from patient preferences for treatment options in ovarian cancer, communication preferences in women with gynecologic malignancies, role of palliative care in Gyn Onc, medication compliance, use of narcotics following GYN Oncology surgeries...the list goes on. 

While we do not yet have cures for many of our gynecologic malignancies, my main research focus is improving the experience of women with GYN malignancies through improved communication strategies, understanding patient values and goals, helping to improve quality of life during and after cancer treatments. Career-wise, I am passionate about education and hope to remain in an academic environment so that I can be involved in the creation of outstanding OB/GYNs and Gynecologic Oncologists for years to come.

Publications

Salinaro, JR, Puechl, AM, Havrilesky, LJ, and Davidson, BA. "Gender trends in gynecologic oncology authorship: Implications for the critical evaluation of gender distribution in academic rank and leadership positions." Gynecologic Oncology (October 9, 2018).

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Lim, SL, Moss, HA, Secord, AA, Lee, PS, Havrilesky, LJ, and Davidson, BA. "Hysterectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy in the setting of pre-operative diagnosis of endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia: A cost-effectiveness analysis." Gynecologic Oncology (September 23, 2018).

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Gaillard, S, Gay, LM, Steiner, M, Andreano, K, Davidson, BA, and Havrilesky, LJ. "Assessment of activating estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1) mutations in gynecologic malignancies.": AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, May 20, 2018.

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Salinaro, J, Ehrisman, J, Secord, AA, and Davidson, BA. "Incidence of venous thromboembolism among patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer.": AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, May 20, 2018.

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Davidson, BA, Ehrisman, J, Abbott, S, Harmon, Z, Secord, AA, Berchuck, A, Lee, PS, Valea, FA, Li, X, Havrilesky, LJ, and Hall, AHS. "Prospective Evaluation of Lymph Node Processing at Staging Surgery for High-grade Endometrial Cancer." International Journal of Gynecological Pathology : Official Journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists 37, no. 3 (May 2018): 252-255.

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Davidson, BA, Moss, HA, Arquiette, J, and Kamal, AH. "Top 10 Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know When Caring for Patients with Endometrial Cancer." Journal of palliative medicine (March 13, 2018).

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Davidson, BA, Moss, HA, and Kamal, AH. "Top 10 Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know When Caring for Patients with Ovarian Cancer." Journal of Palliative Medicine 21, no. 2 (February 2018): 250-254.

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Makker, V, Green, AK, Wenham, RM, Mutch, D, Davidson, B, and Miller, DS. "New therapies for advanced, recurrent, and metastatic endometrial cancers." Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice 4, no. 1 (December 2017).

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Gillen, J, Mills, KA, Dvorak, J, Zheng, B, Thai, T, Salani, R, Cosgrove, CM, Davidson, B, Thaker, PH, and Moore, KN. "Imaging Biomarkers of Adiposity and Sarcopenia as Potential Predictors for Overall Survival Among Patients with Endometrial Cancer Treated with Bevacizumab." October 2017.

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Phippen, NT, Secord, AA, Wolf, S, Samsa, G, Davidson, B, Abernethy, AP, Cella, D, Havrilesky, LJ, Burger, RA, Monk, BJ, and Leath, CA. "Quality of life is significantly associated with survival in women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: An ancillary data analysis of the NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG-0218) study." Gynecologic Oncology 147, no. 1 (October 2017): 98-103.

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