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Monica Bertagnolli: It’s one thing to know about cancer as a physician, but it’s another to experience it
Nov 30, 2023, 07:24

Monica Bertagnolli: It’s one thing to know about cancer as a physician, but it’s another to experience it

Quoting Monica Bertagnolli on X/Twitter:

In 2022, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It’s one thing to know about cancer as a physician, but it’s another to experience it. To anyone with cancer today: please know I am in this with you, and NIH will continue to advance cancer cures.”

Source: Monica Bertagnolli/Twitter.

Dr. Monica Bertagnolli is the Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA. She previously served as the Richard E. Wilson Professor of Surgery in the field of surgical oncology at Harvard Medical School, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a member of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment and Sarcoma Centers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Bertagnolli is the Founding Chair of the minimal Common Oncology Data Elements (mCODE) executive committee and has held multiple positions nationally, including being Past President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. In 2021, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, having previously served on the National Academies National Cancer Policy Forum.