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Chapter 15: A Legacy of Strong Faculty and Advances in Blood Cancers; Awards; Cancer as a Disease and MD Anderson Presidents, 2011-10-05
Overview Dr. Freireich begins this segment by listing some of the key faculty he has brought to MD Anderson. He then reviews advances in blood cancers that have been made during his time at the institution. He next compares the three presidents of MD Anderson and speculates that incoming president Dr. DePinho has "the same genes" as R. Lee Clark, and may prove a visionary leader. Next Dr. Freireich talks about demographics and cancer and the fact that cancer is not a disease that can be eradicated. At...