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Fumiko Ladd Chino: 7 years ago I spoke with Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak as a scared trainee. Sadly financial toxicity is even worse now
Jan 17, 2024, 08:08

Fumiko Ladd Chino: 7 years ago I spoke with Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak as a scared trainee. Sadly financial toxicity is even worse now

Fumiko Ladd Chino shared on X/Twitter:

” ‘The stress and the overwhelming crushing defeat of these bills that would come in every week…we realized it was unsustainable.’

7 years ago I spoke with Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak as a scared trainee speaking out for the 1st time. Sadly financial toxicity is even worse now.”

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Source: Fumiko Ladd Chino/X

Fumiko Ladd Chino is a cancer researcher and Assistant Attending in Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (USA), who specializes in gynecological and breast cancers. She was also a caregiver for her husband Andrew Mark Ladd, PhD who died from cancer in 2007.

She is a recipient of numerous awards, including ASCO Excellence in Equity Award (2022), Duke Radiation Oncology Award for Outstanding Clinical Research (2019), Duke University Hospital “Good Catch” Award (2018), Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award (2018), Duke University School of Medicine Dean’s Recognition Award (2014) and Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center Volunteer of the Year Award (2009).