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Art, Science, Health

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee is an Indian-American physician, biologist, oncologist, and author. He is best known for his 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer that won notable literary prizes including the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, and Guardian First Book Award, among others. The book was listed in the "All-Time 100 Nonfiction Books" by Time magazine in 2011. His 2016 book The Gene: An Intimate History made it to #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list, and was among The New York Times 100 best books of 2016, and a finalist for the Wellcome Trust Prize and the Royal Society Prize for Science Books.


Ezekiel Emanuel

Ezekiel Jonathan "Zeke" Emanuel is an American oncologist and bioethicist and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He is the current Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Previously, Emanuel served as the Diane and Robert Levy University Professor at Penn. He holds a joint appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School and was formerly an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School until 1998 when he joined the National Institutes of Health.


David Gorski

David Henry Gorski is an American surgical oncologist, professor of surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, specializing in breast cancer surgery. He is an outspoken skeptic. He is also a critic of alternative medicine and the anti-vaccination movement. He is the author of a blog, Respectful Insolence, and is the managing editor of the website Science-Based Medicine.


Donald L. Trump

Donald Lynn "Skip" Trump is an American oncologist who has been the director of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute in Falls Church, Virginia since January 2015. He is not related to U.S. president Donald Trump.


Dattatreyudu Nori

Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori is a noted Indian Radiation Oncologist. He was once named one of the top doctors in America for the treatment of cancers in women by the women's magazine The Ladies' Home Journal.


José Baselga

José Baselga is a Spanish medical oncologist and researcher focused on the development of novel molecular targeted agents, with a special emphasis in breast cancer. Baselga serves as Physician-in-Chief at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Min Chiu Li

Min Chiu Li was a Chinese-American oncologist and cancer researcher. Li was the first scientist to use chemotherapy to cure widely metastatic, malignant cancer.


Georges Mathé

Georges Mathé was a French oncologist and immunologist. In November 1958, he performed the first successful allogeneic bone marrow transplant ever performed on unrelated human beings.


David A. Karnofsky

David Aryah Karnofsky was an American clinical oncologist. In 1940, while he was a resident at the Colis P. Huntington Memorial Laboratory for Cancer Research of Harvard University, David A. Karnofsky began clinical research in cancer, and devoted himself to this area throughout his career. He was an internationally recognized specialist in cancer chemotherapy and affiliated with the Division of Experimental Chemotherapy, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.

Politics, Health

Miklós Kásler

Miklós Kásler is a Hungarian oncologist, professor, director of the National Institute of Oncology, and since 2018 Minister of Human Resources.


Donald Morton

Donald Lee Morton was an American oncologist who was best known for developing sentinel lymph node evaluation, a procedure that, by some estimates, saves the U.S. healthcare system nearly $4 billion annually in the treatment of melanoma and breast cancer. At the time of his death, he was Chief of the Melanoma Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. He published in excess of 600 articles in peer reviewed journals and received funding for his research from the National Institutes of Health for 35 years. As Director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute's Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program, Dr. Morton trained more than 100 postdoctoral fellows, most of whom hold academic positions in medical schools or cancer institutes.


Emil Frei

Emil "Tom" Frei III was an American physician and oncologist. He was the former director and former physician-in-chief of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also the Richard and Susan Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.


Gordon Zubrod

Charles Gordon Zubrod was an American oncologist who played a prominent role in the introduction of chemotherapy for cancer. He was one of the recipients of the 1972 Albert Lasker Awards in recognition of his contributions to the field, amongst many other doctorates and awards.


Eugene Nicholas Myers

Eugene Nicholas Myers is an oncologist and otolaryngologist and a leader in the treatment of head and neck cancer. He has served on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 1972, when he became chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology. He is the author or co-author of leading texts in the field of head and neck cancer, and has chaired and served on the boards of the preeminent societies and associations in the field.


Minesh Mehta

Professor Minesh P Mehta, MD, FASTRO, is an American radiation oncologist and physician-scientist of Indian origin, Ugandan birth, Zambian Schooling and American Training, who contributed to the field of oncology for more than two and half decades.