Arti Hurria, a pioneer of geriatric cancer care at City of Hope, died Nov. 7, 2018 in a traffic accident. She was 48.

Hurria was the George Tsai Family Chair in Geriatric Oncology, director of the Center on Cancer and Aging, co-lead of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, vice provost of clinical faculty, a professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, and a medical oncologist at City of Hope.

“Arti Hurria was special,” said Robert Stone, president and CEO of City of Hope. “She was a visionary, a groundbreaking innovator, and the kind of doctor who earned the trust of her patients with her humanity and her compassion. We were incredibly fortunate to know her, to work with her, and to learn from her for more than a decade and we will sorely miss her.”