Leading Cancer Researcher Killed by Ambulance
A leading breast cancer expert was killed Monday after she was hit by a New York City ambulance while crossing the street, The New York Times reported.
Dr. Jeanne Petrek, 57, was struck on her way to work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. The ambulance driver, who did not appear to be responding to an emergency, was given a summons for failing to yield, police said.
Petrek was only months away from finishing a 10-year study that explored such issues as the safety of pregnancy after breast cancer, the Times said. She reportedly treated more than 4,000 women during a distinguished 20-year career, a supervisor told the newspaper.
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