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100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 4
Nov 25, 2023, 17:10

100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 4

For the OncoDaily’s “100 Influential Celebrities in Oncology: The 2023 Edition – Part 4,” let’s continue to highlight individuals who are using their influence to advance cancer awareness and research. Here’s an overview of these remarkable individuals:

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

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

Michael Douglas (USA): A veteran actor, Michael Douglas has been a vocal advocate for cancer awareness following his own battle with the disease. He actively participates in campaigns that promote cancer research and prevention.

Sofia Vergara (USA): A Colombian-American actress and entrepreneur, Sofia Vergara is known for her support of cancer charities, driven by her personal experience of conquering thyroid cancer in 2000. She sponsored a charity in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, focusing on building a comfortable cancer center for patients and their families.

Zhao Wei (China): As one of China’s most prominent actresses, Zhao Wei has used her celebrity status to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, focusing on childhood cancers. In 2014, she established the V-Love Foundation, which concentrates on childhood leukemia.

Jeff Bezos (USA): The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has directed considerable resources towards oncology research and innovative treatments through his philanthropic efforts. In a notable act of philanthropy last year, the Bezos family donated $710 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle.

Chulpan Khamatova (Russia): Acclaimed Russian actress and philanthropist Chulpan Khamatova co-founded the Gift of Life charity, which supports children with cancer. Her dedication has significantly impacted her country.

Olivia Colman (UK): Known for her versatile roles, British actress Olivia Colman actively supports cancer charities and campaigns, using her platform to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

Gautami Tadimalla (India): An Indian actress and breast cancer survivor, Gautami Tadimalla is a prominent advocate for cancer awareness in India, focusing on early detection and treatment. Gautami founded Life Again Foundation (LAF) to help cancer patients.

Sharon Osbourne (USA / UK): A television personality and author, Sharon Osbourne, who has publicly battled colon cancer, is an outspoken supporter of cancer research and regularly participates in fundraising events.

Delta Goodrem (Australia): Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem, a survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, uses her music and public platform to inspire those affected by cancer and to support research initiatives.

Sharon Stone (USA): An iconic actress and model, Sharon Stone has long been an advocate for cancer research, participating in numerous campaigns and events to raise awareness and funds. She faced a complex medical journey involving breast cancer, where she underwent surgery and reconstruction, only to discover later that the tumors were benign. Despite this challenging experience, she remains a vocal advocate for cancer awareness and research.

Each of these celebrities has a unique story and a commitment to making a difference in the fight against cancer. Through their personal experiences, philanthropy, and advocacy, they continue to inspire hope and advance the cause of cancer awareness and research.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to celebrate influential figures in the world of oncology who are using their platforms for the greater good.


Photo Credits: This segment features photographs sourced from platforms including Britannica,, Asia Society, Facebook, The Independent, Wikipedia and Prevention.