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Philly Fights Cancer: Round 3 Honorees

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In addition to showcasing the talent of star performers, Philly Fights Cancer will honor extraordinary individuals who are all-stars in their commitment to the fight against cancer. This year, Philly Fights Cancer: Round 3 will honor Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, and the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation.

Philly Fights Cancer first honors Dr. Lynn M. Schuchter, who has an impressive and longstanding history with the Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Schuchter is the C. Willard Robinson Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Chief of the Hematology/Oncology Division of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Co-Program Leader for the Abramson Cancer Center’s Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies Program. Dr. Schuchter has noteworthy expertise in both melanoma research and conducting clinical trials, discovering new treatments for patients in studies focusing on immunotherapy and other targeted approaches.

Dr. Schuchter’s care for her patients and dedication to finding a cure, as well as her devotion to teaching and sharing her knowledge with others to join in the fight have earned her recognition in Philadelphia magazine, America’s Top Doctors, and Best Doctors in America.

Philly Fights Cancer will also honor the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation for their work to find a cure for melanoma in remembrance of Tara Miller, who on October 14, 2014 tragically lost her own battle with the disease at the age of 29. Founded by Tara Miller in 2014, her family now leads the foundation and follows her mission:

"What I really want to do with this foundation is to help fund the research that will get us past just buying time and will hopefully provide a lifetime to melanoma patients."

- Tara Miller, 2014

The Abramson Cancer Center is grateful for the Tara Miller Foundation’s generous support of melanoma research, which over that last three years has reached more than $2 million. Tara’s legacy is hallmarked by unimaginable strength and positivity, and she made it very clear that, despite her outcome, she wanted her foundation to wholeheartedly work towards fulfilling her mission of funding the research to find better treatment options and, ultimately, a cure for melanoma. Philly Fights Cancer will honor Tara’s legacy and the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation, an ally of the Abramson Cancer Center and of those fighting cancer everywhere.

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In addition to showcasing the talent of star performers, Philly Fights Cancer will honor extraordinary individuals who are all-stars in their commitment to the fight against cancer. This year, Philly Fights Cancer: Round 3 will honor Lynn M. Schuchter, MD, and the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation.

Philly Fights Cancer first honors Dr. Lynn M. Schuchter, who has an impressive and longstanding history with the Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Schuchter is the C. Willard Robinson Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Chief of the Hematology/Oncology Division of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Co-Program Leader for the Abramson Cancer Center’s Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies Program. Dr. Schuchter has noteworthy expertise in both melanoma research and conducting clinical trials, discovering new treatments for patients in studies focusing on immunotherapy and other targeted approaches.

Dr. Schuchter’s care for her patients and dedication to finding a cure, as well as her devotion to teaching and sharing her knowledge with others to join in the fight have earned her recognition in Philadelphia magazine, America’s Top Doctors, and Best Doctors in America.

Philly Fights Cancer will also honor the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation for their work to find a cure for melanoma in remembrance of Tara Miller, who on October 14, 2014 tragically lost her own battle with the disease at the age of 29. Founded by Tara Miller in 2014, her family now leads the foundation and follows her mission:

"What I really want to do with this foundation is to help fund the research that will get us past just buying time and will hopefully provide a lifetime to melanoma patients."

- Tara Miller, 2014

The Abramson Cancer Center is grateful for the Tara Miller Foundation’s generous support of melanoma research, which over that last three years has reached more than $2 million. Tara’s legacy is hallmarked by unimaginable strength and positivity, and she made it very clear that, despite her outcome, she wanted her foundation to wholeheartedly work towards fulfilling her mission of funding the research to find better treatment options and, ultimately, a cure for melanoma. Philly Fights Cancer will honor Tara’s legacy and the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation, an ally of the Abramson Cancer Center and of those fighting cancer everywhere.