Tuesday, April 12, 2005

One of our own has died

On the way to work this morning, I heard the sad news that Dr. Jeanne Petrek, a prominent breast cancer surgeon/researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York was struck and killed (also here and here) by an ambulette while crossing the street near 2nd Avenue and 64th Street on her way to work.

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.

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