Prevention is Superior to Treatment

“If I can give the world another 10 or 20 years worth of Veatrice Harris, that makes me feel pretty good.”

Thomas Shea — a professor in the UNC School of Medicine and medical co-director of the UNC Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program — became a doctor because he thought it was the one profession that knew no borders. And he liked the idea of helping and healing people like Veatrice Harris, a leukemia patient who benefitted from an innovative procedure at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.

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Shea is the John William Pope Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research.