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100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 3
Nov 18, 2023, 10:50

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 3

In this week’s edition of OncoDaily’s “100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition,” we continue to spotlight remarkable individuals who are leveraging their platforms to make a significant impact in the fight against cancer. These ten celebrities, coming from diverse backgrounds and professions, demonstrate the power of influence in advancing oncology causes.

You can view the profiles of the nominees from the last week by checking out the link below:

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 1

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 2

Lance Armstrong (USA): The former professional cyclist, despite his controversial career, has played a pivotal role in cancer advocacy. His experience with testicular cancer led to the founding of the Livestrong Foundation, which has significantly contributed to cancer awareness and support.

Kylie Minogue (Australia): The pop icon bravely battled breast cancer, and since her recovery, has been a vocal advocate for cancer awareness. Her journey has inspired millions and highlighted the importance of early detection and treatment.

Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya): The Academy Award-winning actress uses her global influence to support various cancer charities. Her commitment to healthcare initiatives, particularly in Kenya, has raised substantial awareness and funding.

Ken Watanabe (Japan): A survivor of both leukemia and stomach cancer, Watanabe’s resilience and continued success in Hollywood serve as an inspiration. He actively participates in cancer awareness programs and supports cancer research.

John J. York (USA): The “General Hospital” star, diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes and multiple myeloma, is undergoing a blood stem cell transplant. His openness about his treatment journey provides valuable insight into the realities of cancer treatment.

Queen Letizia (Spain): As a royal figure, Queen Letizia uses her platform to support numerous health causes, including cancer research and patient support, emphasizing the importance of early detection and quality healthcare.

Jackie DeAngelis (USA): Co-host of “The Big Money Show” on Fox Business, DeAngelis was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer after her first annual mammogram at age 40. Her story is a powerful reminder of the importance of early detection. Returning to work just 13 days after a double mastectomy, she faced significant emotional and physical challenges, advocating now for the critical role of regular screenings in cancer prevention.

Julia Koch (USA): As a philanthropist, Koch has directed significant resources towards cancer research and treatment facilities, demonstrating a commitment to advancing medical science and patient care.

Dolph Lundgren (USA): The actor’s personal battle with kidney cancer, and his remarkable recovery, highlight the importance of medical research and innovation. His story is a testament to the advancements in cancer treatment.

Francoise Hardy (France): The iconic singer and actress has been open about her own struggle with cancer. Her advocacy for patient care and research funding has been influential in France and beyond.

Each of these celebrities, through their personal journeys or philanthropic efforts, are making an indelible mark in the realm of oncology. They exemplify how fame and influence can be harnessed for the greater good, inspiring hope and progress in the ongoing battle against cancer. Stay tuned as we continue to celebrate those who are using their platforms to make a tangible impact in the world of oncology.


Photography Credits: The photos featured in this segment are sourced from following platforms including the Guardian, Biography, The Independent, People, InStyle, Survivornet.com and Wikipedia.