Surgical Oncology News

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Dr. Roger Moe, breast-cancer-care pioneer and 'a giant of medicine,' dies at 80

Author: Carol M. Ostrom, Seattle Times
Dec 04, 2010

In 1986, [SSO Member] Dr. Roger Moe was told he was dying of prostate cancer. Asked to speak to medical students, he helped them feel the pain of a patient with a short time to live.

His date with death, as it turned out, wouldn't come for another two-plus decades. But his experience became tremendously important in helping him shape care for breast-cancer patients.

A skilled surgeon, Dr. Moe was among the first to realize breast-cancer patients need more than a scalpel. Not only do they need a whole team to help them through, they need their doctors to care.

And he did.

Dr. Roger Moe, professor emeritus in the University of Washington's Department of Surgery, died Nov. 26 at age 80, leaving a legacy that earned him the respect and admiration of patients, colleagues and the students, residents and fellows he taught over a lifetime...

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