Edith P. Mitchell
Edith P. Mitchell

Clinical professor, medicine and medical oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, associate director, diversity affairs, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson; 116th president of the National Medical Association

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Sometime in 1995, Edith Mitchell, a U.S. Air Force oncologist who at the time served as commander of the 131st Medical Squadron at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, first heard the name Jane Cooke Wright.
It is with great sadness that I share the recent passing of an oncology icon, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. As said by Dr. Wayne Frederick, a mentee, surgical oncologist, and president of Howard University, “He was a surgeon par excellence, oncologist, medical educator, civic leader, and mentor to me and so many others.”