Originally published March 29, 2018

ASCO and the oncology community mourn the loss of Karen Durham, who passed away on March 26, 2018, in Tyler, Texas. Karen was a highly respected and beloved advocate for people living with cancer.

Karen was diagnosed with stage II invasive breast cancer in 1989 and began volunteering with Susan G. Komen soon after. Her advocacy with Komen began as a Race for the Cure volunteer but evolved to serving as a Komen Advocate in Science and a Komen Scholar. In the latter two roles, she participated in the peer review process for research programs, and as an ambassador for the importance of and need for cancer research.

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