Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia at age 22, shortly after her graduation from Princeton University. She is a columnist for The New York Times Well blog, “Life Interrupted,” which chronicles her journey as a young woman living with cancer.
Ms. Jaouad shared her story in the opening keynote presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) and Cancer Center Administrators Forum (CCAF), held earlier this year in Washington, DC.
Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, moderated the talk. Ms. Dentzer is an on-air analyst on health issues with the PBS NewsHour and a regular commentator on health policy for National Public Radio, Al Jazeera America, and other media networks. ■