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Lucy Kalanithi, Heather Wakelee and Robert W. Carlson

As part of the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care, Lucy Kalanithi, MD, wife of now-deceased best-selling author Paul Kalanithi (When Breath Becomes Air), and Heather Wakelee, MD, Paul's oncologist, discussed—for the first time together in a public forum—Paul's experience of going from a neurosurgery resident to a patient with cancer with a terminal diagnosis. Robert Carlson, MD, moderated the discussion.