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Ronald Piana

Ronald Piana is an independent writer and reporter with more than 15 years of experience in oncology communications and publishing. In addition to the profiles published in this special anniversary issue of The ASCO Post, Ron has written more than 100 articles, interviews, and profiles for leading medical publications. A native New Yorker, in his earlier years Ron lived in Paris before traveling worldwide as a merchant seaman, later working as a laborer, truck driver, and chef. His life-long boxing aspirations were halted after going a round in Gleason’s Gym with the legendary Roberto Duran on “one thrilling but boxing career–ending day.” Ron is also a writer of fiction and is currently working on his second novel. He lives in Huntington, New York with his wife Kristine. ■
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