"I had no idea that you could talk
to a person and save their lives.
I had no idea that you could do it
with a piece of film or a brochure.
And this opened a whole world
of public health."
Dr. Helene Brown has spent 42 years as a “political oncologist.” An advocate for cancer research and prevention, Helene was instrumental in spearheading the Surgeon General’s report on the link between smoking and cancer, as well as demonstrating the importance of Pap smears for women. Throughout her career, Helene has worked to raise millions for cancer research through her tireless efforts. She remains committed to educating the public on prevention and early detection techniques.