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Oncology Pioneer

Oncology Pioneer

The ASCO Post published an article highlighting the stellar career of Dr. V. Shanta and calling her oncology pioneer. The article titled “Oncology Pioneer V. Shanta, MD, Has Long Championed Access to Quality Cancer Care” appeared on January 25, 2019.

In the article Dr. Shanta has recalled her life’s journey starting from early years and how the meeting with Dr. S. Krishnamurthi was the turning point of her life. She also has valuable advice to young oncologists. “The younger generation must ensure that the wonderful technologic advances they have are used not because they are available, but because they add value and are cost-effective.” She also advises them to “Treat patients as individual human beings, not as a disease state. And do so with compassion.”Please checkout this article at the following link. In case the link did not work for you we have downloaded it as a PDF. You can find the PDF in our website at this location.Established in 2010, The ASCO Post, in partnership with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), communicates news of multidisciplinary cancer care.