Moderating the discussion is Dr. Robert Wittes, director of NCI's Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. He is joined by guest discussant Dr. Christine Cassel, of Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Wittes earned undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard, followed by an internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital.
He came to NIH in 1970 as a research associate in NCI's Laboratory
of Biochemistry. After two years there, he spent more than a decade
working at Memorial Hospital. He was assistant chief of the Solid
Tumor Service there before he returned to NCI as associate director
of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program. He took his present
position in 1995, and in 1997 was appointed NCI's deputy director
for extramural science as well.
Dr. Cassel earned her undergraduate degree in humanities at the University of Chicago, and her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts. She traveled to San Francisco to train in internal medicine at Children's Hospital and at the University of California. She followed that with fellowships in bioethics and geriatrics at the University of California and the University of Oregon.
Dr. Cassel joined Mount Sinai in 1995 after 10 years as chief of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, where she also held a number of other leadership positions.
Dr. Cassel's work has brought together the biomedical, ethical,
and policy issues in internal medicine and geriatrics, and she
has authored several books on aging and end-of-life issues.
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