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The one hundred honoree: Henry J. Mankin, MD & Herman D. Suit, MD, DPhil

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The one hundred honoree: Henry J. Mankin, MD & Herman D. Suit, MD, DPhil

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Colleagues for nearly four decades, Drs. Henry Mankin and Herman Suit have profoundly improved outcomes for cancer patients and mentored future leaders in their respective fields.

Dr. Mankin (right) is the Edith M. Ashley Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics at Harvard Medical School and chaired the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Mass General from 1972 to 1998.

A pioneer in the field of radiation oncology, Dr. Suit is the Andres Soriano Distinguished Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and was the first chief of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General.

Working together, Drs. Suit and Mankin pioneered limb-sparing treatments for patients with upper and lower extremity sarcomas, using radiation to remove tumors without debilitating surgery. Both doctors have won many awards for their breakthroughs. Dr. Suit received the 1997 Charles F. Kettering Prize, the nation’s most distinguished prize in clinical cancer research. The School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Mankin’s alma mater, established the Henry J. Mankin, MD, Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery Research in his honor.