Oncologist and cancer survivor gains more funding

  • Survivor-oncologist

The Rivard Report has published a profile on Doctor Gregory Aune, a childhood cancer survivor and oncologist.

Doctor Aune was diagnosed with hodgkin lymphoma 30 years ago at age 16. He is now a paediatric oncologist and researcher with Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio.

This profile details how Aune advocated for more cancer funding and research. He is a member of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, and lobbied for the passage of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act.  The STAR act aims to expand research into childhood cancer, help improve efforts to identify the disease, and work to enhance the quality of life for survivors.

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