Peter S. Bing, MD and Steven P. Treon, MD, PhD
Philanthropist and Healthcare Provider
Peter Bing, MD, (pictured right) is a nationally- renowned philanthropist and public health expert. Dr. Bing served as executive director of the National Advisory Commission on Health Manpower during the Johnson Administration and has made significant contributions to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (DFCI) to support research on Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare and chronic type of slow-growing, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Founded in 1999, the WM program at DFCI was officially designated as the Bing Center for Waldenström’s Macroglubulinemia in 2005 in honor of Dr. Bing. Steven Treon, MD, PhD, (pictured left) is the director of the Bing Center, which aims to advance understanding of the cause of WM and to pursue novel therapies.
The Bing Center is the largest referral center for this disease and attracts patients from all over the world. The center focuses on research, clinical trials, and patient and physician education. Its research accomplishments include defining the incidence and clinicopathological characteristics of the familial form of WM, which affects about 20 percent of WM patients. Dr. Treon and his team recently announced the identification of a gene mutation that underlies most cases of WM. The discovery of this mutation will now enable researchers to develop targeted therapies for the treatment of WM. The groundbreaking research on this rare cancer undertaken by Dr. Treon with the generous support of Dr. Bing is truly remarkable.
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- Joshua Sommer
- Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
- Philip Gosnell
- David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
- Kate Murphy
- Friends of Jaclyn
- Kathy Quinn, RN, BSN, OCN
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Melissa Skolny, MSHA, Cynthia Miller; Lauren Jammallo; Jean O’Toole, PT, MPH; and Michelle Specht, MD, Mass General Lymphedema Screening Team
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Farrah Fawcett and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
- Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
- Joel H. Schwartz, MD, FACP
- Ray Gobbi and Robert Kilroy
- Corey Jacobson
- Richard L. Deming, MD
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Pamela Manikas Washek
- Tina Capodilupo Journeay
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- Edwin K. Lamport
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Don Francis, RN, BSN
- James E. Bradner, MD
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN, OCN
- Kathleen A. Stakes, RN, MS, CPON
- Jeanne Griffin Vaughn, NP
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Anne Fallon
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.