Edith Mitchell to Receive the Humanitarian Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Edith Mitchell, clinical professor of medicine and medical oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, has been selected to receive the Humanitarian Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The award is given to a member of the society for distinguished service through voluntary and non-compensated¬† humanitarian endeavors. She will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in June.

Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville. She received her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and completed her internship and residency at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Her research is focused on pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies.

Dr. Mitchell spent many years of service in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. She is now a retired brigadier general.

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