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Monica Bertagnolli: The leading cause of preventable death
May 16, 2024, 10:21

Monica Bertagnolli: The leading cause of preventable death

Monica Bertagnolli shared on LinkedIn:

“Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Unfortunately, quitting smoking can be difficult. For people who are unable to stop smoking after 6 weeks of cessation treatment, changing the cessation medications and increasing doses may help them quit, an NIH-funded study suggests.”

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Source: Monica Bertagnolli/LinkedIn 

Monica Bertagnolli is the Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), 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.