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AMA president speaks of pancreatic cancer struggle

AP/Yahoo News, June 16, 2008

Ron Davis, MD, is the American Medical Association president and he got a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer eight months into his one-year term. In a 45-minute speech delivered during the AMA's annual meeting, Davis talked about his life and how it has changed, both good and bad, since his diagnosis. Davis urged his fellow doctors to help patients live healthier lives, and applauded the AMA for raising awareness about people who don't have health insurance.