The FDA Oncology Center of Excellence has signed on as the latest contributor to the Cancer History Project.
Ernestine Hambrick, the first woman board-certified in colon and rectal surgery, is the recipient of the 2022 American College of Surgeons Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award.
Cancer History Project Panel: How Betty Ford’s and Nancy Reagan’s breast cancer diagnoses changed attitudes to cancer
NCI Director Monica Bertagnolli remembers when Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan went public with their breast cancer diagnoses—and the profound impact those decisions had on oncology.
Breast cancer history is closely tied with the treatment of the most prominent non-elected political person in the country, the First Lady.
By Robert A. Winn, MDDirector and Lipman Chair in Oncology, VCU Massey Cancer Center,Senior associate dean for cancer innovation, VCU School of Medicine,Professor, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine,Virginia Commonwealth University;Guest editor, The Cancer History ProjectAsk members of the oncology community about the Howard University Cancer Center (HUCC), and more than 70 years later they will more than likely mention the man who laid the foundation for it.
On March 7, join Stacy Wentworth, Mirelle Luecke, and Karen Tumulty, in a free virtual panel discussion about Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan—two First Ladies who made history when they were diagnosed with breast cancer while in the White House.
The following is an excerpt from How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America, by Otis W. Brawley, MD, with Paul Goldberg, published in 2012.
Nearly three years ago, Robert A. Winn and Otis Brawley provided their unforgettable personal perspectives on the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
Duke Cancer Institute is commemorating 50 years of gynecologic care and research.
In January, the Cancer History Project is focusing on the legacies of the people who comprise the field. A full archive of individuals whose contributions are preserved in the Cancer History Project is available here.