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Monica M. Bertagnolli: As a cancer patient, I know a cancer diagnosis can be scary
Feb 7, 2024, 17:33

Monica M. Bertagnolli: As a cancer patient, I know a cancer diagnosis can be scary

Monica M. Bertagnolli shared a post on X:

“Sunday was World Cancer Day. As a cancer patient, I know a cancer diagnosis can be scary. As NIH Director, I’m committed to helping improve equitable access to cancer prevention steps and advancing cures through NIH research.”

Source: Monica M. Bertagnolli/X

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.