Edward G. Mansour, MD, a surgical oncologist and long-time investigator with the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN), passed away in November 2022. He was an internationally recognized expert in his field, particularly in the areas of breast cancer and melanoma. Dr. Mansour revolutionized cancer care in Northeast Ohio by developing the region's first multimodal oncology clinic at The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, where he practiced medicine for 50 years.
At MetroHealth, Dr. Mansour served as director of surgical oncology from 1979 to 2005. He was also a professor emeritus, Surgical Oncology and General Surgery, at Case Western Reserve University. In 1972, Dr. Mansour became a principal investigator for ECOG-ACRIN (then the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group), representing both MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University. He was an National Cancer Institute-funded researcher for 35 years and authored a landmark study revolutionizing the treatment of women with breast cancer, which The New England Journal of Medicine published in 1989. He mentored and trained hundreds of surgical residents.
Dr. Mansour received many accolades over the course of his career, including the international award, Celebrating Survival: A Century of Achievements in Early Breast Cancer, granted to only 10 physicians worldwide. He was inducted into the Cleveland Medical Hall of Fame, the MetroHealth Hall of Honor, and the American Cancer Society Hall of Fame.
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