dr. charlotte tan, oncologist

Dr. Charlotte T. C. Tan, who for many years was a driving force behind the testing of drugs that proved effective in treating children with leukemia and other cancers, died on March 22 at her home in Brookline, Massachussetts. She was 84: Dr. Charlotte Tan, 84, Oncologist, Dies. From 1952 to 1996, Dr. Tan, an oncologist, conducted her research at what became the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan; she was a vice chairman of developmental therapeutics in the department of pediatrics.

Before I came across this obituary, I wasn't really familiar with Dr. Tan's career, but her research and accomplishments certainly sound like the work of a pioneer—particularly as an Asian American woman in the medical field. Recognize.

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