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The Oncologist Pays Tribute to Dr. Judah Folkman
Date:2/27/2008

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The essayists also honor Dr. Folkman's valued skills as an educator and lecturer -- his frequent talks at scientific meetings were greeted with standing-room-only crowds and standing ovations, writes Dr. Pinedo. Dr. John E. Niederhuber, Director of the National Cancer Institute, recalls Dr. Folkman's dedication and insight as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board: "Everyone knew that this distinguished, quiet man spoke only when there was truly something to say." Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General, offers a tribute from the unique perspective of a former surgical tutor to Dr. Folkman.

In addition to honoring his scientific achievements, each of the authors pays tribute to Dr. Folkman's human qualities -- especially his dedication to his patients, students, professional colleagues, and family. Dr. Koop concludes, "No scientific discovery can eclipse Judah Folkman the man: creative and innovative pediatric surgeon, healer in the broadest sense of the word, compassionate physician."

The special tribute appears in the February issue of "The Oncolgist," and is available online at: http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/cgi/content/full/13/2/205.

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