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Camp Fire Survivor Continues Cancer Care at Scripps MD Anderson

Cancer care plan quickly re-established in San Diego

Brain cancer patient Olav Johannessen and oncologist Peter Chen, MD

Dr. Peter Chen, radiation oncology, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, consults with brain cancer patient Olav Johannessen.

Cancer care plan quickly re-established in San Diego

Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center specialists recently stepped in to help Olav Johannessen, 85, who was awaiting cancer treatment in Northern California when the Camp Fire blaze forced him to flee to San Diego where his daughter lives.


Johannessen, who has brain cancer, is receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment at Scripps MD Anderson.


Read the story in The San Diego Union-Tribune: He survived the Camp Fire, but can he survive cancer and the loss of his medical team? 

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