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A: Character, Values, Beliefs, Talents

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Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: A-Codes relate to the interview subject (e.g. Values, Faith, Education)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Chapter 05: New Chemotherapy Treatments for Breast Cancer and Cultural Challenges to Research Innovation, 2011-10-05

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Identifier: MCHV-Freireich
Overview In this segment, Dr. Freireich discusses his work on breast cancer chemotherapy, simultaneously reflecting on cultural trends in the United States that work against the spirit of innovation.
Dates: 2011-10-05

Chapter 14: The Partnership Between Basic Science and Clinical Research, 2011-10-05

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Identifier: MCHV-Freireich
Overview In this segment, Dr. Freireich further clarifies his view of the relationship between clinical and basic research. "I want to spend double the money on basic research. The problem is the translation. If you don’t have the clinical arm, it’s like trying to play the piano with one hand. We need basic sciences to do the rhythm and the clinical scientists to do the melody and then we get music." He talks about some of his collaborations with basic sciences, but also gives examples of how, contrary...
Dates: 2011-10-05

Chapter 15: A Legacy of Strong Faculty and Advances in Blood Cancers; Awards; Cancer as a Disease and MD Anderson Presidents, 2011-10-05

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Identifier: MCHV-Freireich
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...
Dates: 2011-10-05

Chapter 16: A Life of Work with the Support of a Strong Wife and Family, 2011-10-05

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Identifier: MCHV-Freireich
Overview In this very personal segment, Dr. Freireich reflects on his lifelong focus on work. He speaks at length about his relationship with his wife and beloved partner, Haroldine Freireich (née Cunningham), whom he married on a Saturday morning when there were no samples to count. He talks about the importance of his family and notes that his children and grandchildren in providing distraction from intense focus on his research life.
Dates: 2011-10-05