Respectful Insolence is a repository for the ramblings of the aforementioned pseudonymous surgeon/scientist concerning medicine and quackery, science and pseudoscience, history and pseudohistory, politics, and anything else that interests him (or pushes his buttons). Orac's motto: "A statement of fact cannot be insolent." (OK, maybe it can be just a little bit insolent.)
I never met her, but she was very prominent in the field, particularly in research about quality of life issues related to the therapies used to treat breast cancer. Breast cancer patients will be the worse off for her loss.