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Scripps Cancer Patient and Doctor Ballroom Dance Draws Media Spotlight

Pair dazzle on floor, celebrate cancer survivors

Dr. Hutchins, lymphoma, cancer survivor Steve Valentine

KUSI anchor Elizabeth Alvarez, Irene Hutchins, MD, Steve Valentine

Pair dazzle on floor, celebrate cancer survivors

Irene Hutchins, MD, Scripps Clinic oncologist, and cancer survivor Steve Valentine were recently featured in news stories about the pact they made to dance together once Valentine recovered from an aggressive form of lymphoma. Hutchins and Valentine are former national champion ballroom dancers.


On Sunday, they treated an audience of cancer survivors and their loved ones to a ballroom dance performance set to the song "I Will Survive" during the annual Cancer Survivors Day celebration at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla.


Read the story in the San Diego Union-Tribune: Promise of Dancing with his Doctor Spurs Cancer Patient's Recovery.


Read the story in the Times of San Diego: Shall We Dance? Cancer Survivor Celebrates with Doctor in La Jolla.


Read the story in the La Jolla Patch: Cancer Survivor Celebrates by Dancing with Doctor in La Jolla.

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