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Oncologist Discusses Fight Against Cancer At Westport Library

Dr. Vincent DeVita
Dr. Vincent DeVita Photo Credit: Contributed photo

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Oncologist Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. will discuss the war on cancer at Westport Library on Monday, Jan. 11.

Journalist, co-author and daughter Elizabeth DeVita Raeburn will interview him about their book, "The Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable -- and How We Can Get There."

DeVita is a professor of medicine and epidemiology and public health at Yale School of Medicine. He was formerly the director of the National Cancer Institute, where he developed a cure for Hodgkin's lymphoma using combination chemotherapy.

In addition to co-authoring "The Death of Cancer," Raeburn also wrote "The Empty Room: Surviving the Loss of a Brother or Sister at Any Age."

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The event begins at 7 p.m.

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