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Fumiko Ladd Chino: Patients struggle often with the practical question of ‘How much will this follow-up cost me?’
Mar 1, 2024, 18:33

Fumiko Ladd Chino: Patients struggle often with the practical question of ‘How much will this follow-up cost me?’

Fumiko Ladd Chino shared on X/Twitter:

“In addition to ‘How do I know if my cancer is back?”
Patients struggle often with the practical question of ‘How much will this follow-up cost me?’

Survival oncology, adult and young adolescent cancer tradeoffs weighed:
‘What am I willing to pay to be assured my cancer has not returned?'”

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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).