Jennifer A. Wargo, MD
Assistant Surgeon, Division of Surgical Oncology
A surgical oncologist at the Mass General Cancer Center, Jennifer Wargo, MD, often comes to know patients and their loved ones during the most difficult time in their lives.
Last November, when her athletic husband experienced speech loss after cycling 110 miles and running a half-marathon over two weekends, Sue Rees rushed him to their local hospital for a CT scan. This couple was stunned to learn he had a large brain lesion. Sue immediately brought him to Mass General, where he was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma.
“We met with Dr. Wargo, who was extraordinarily compassionate as she listened to us and explained our options,” says Sue. “She then spent seven hours removing an abdominal tumor that would have painfully and quickly ended my husband’s life.”
Dr. Wargo remained involved in his care until his death six months later. “Dr. Wargo’s care provided us with precious time,” says Sue. “I will be forever thankful for her gentle, thoughtful guidance during our nightmare of a journey. Jen Wargo is the best physician I have ever known.”
- Breast Intentions, Massachusetts Chapter
- Dell, Inc.
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
- Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
- Steve Beauville
- Jason Maxwell
- Jay Loeffler
- Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
- Joshua Sommer and the Chordoma Foundation
- Corey Jacobson
- Sailing Heals
- Phyllis McNally
- James E. Bradner, MD
- Aaron and Moireen Ruotsala
- Farrah Fawcett and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
- David J. Kuter, MD, Dphil
- The Sue de Vries Cancer Foundation
- Genetic Counselors
- Kathleen Lopez, RN
- Sandra Creamer, RN, OCN, NP, PhD
- Tricia Ferguson, Mike Jones, and Kim Rock – Institution for Savings
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Ann Murray Paige
- Ashley Bonner
- Kailie Laflamme, LICSW
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Richard L. Deming, MD
- Harrison Strickler
- Chad Juros
- Brian N. Napolitano
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.