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Director of the Neuro-Oncology Unit and Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Q. What is your primary role at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center?
A. I am a physician who treats patients with brain tumors and malignancies in the nervous system. I see patients, I teach residents and fellows, and do clinical and translational bench research.read more
Paula Tufts is a grateful patient of Dr. Eric T. Wong
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“Build a relationship and make a memory.” Those were the words of comfort Paula Tufts spoke to her two young daughters when her mother was battling a fatal brain tumor—and again a few years later, when her aunt was fighting the same disease. Despite the challenge of watching two family members struggle with aggressive and fatal brain tumors, Paula had the chance to make a few more lasting memories thanks to the care they received from Eric T. Wong, M.D., and his staff at the Brain Tumor Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “It was absolutely wonderful,” she says. “They could not do enough for us. Their compassion and their sympathy were just really overwhelming to me and my family."
“It is amazing to me, just in that short time span, how they were able to increase my aunt’s survival by almost a year by the progression they made in their treatments. You can’t put a price on research. Anything that can be contributed helps. The research that was done in that short time frame really expanded my aunt’s life for months.”
A Reason to Ride presented by Fuddruckers is an annual bike-a-thon with the option of 10- 25- or 50-mile bike rides through the north shore. Registration is $25 per child, $60 per adult, and $150 per family to benefit cancer care and research at BIDMC. The family-friendly event also features a
trike-a-thon for kids, a Fuddruckers cookout, raffles, music, and much more. For more information, visit www.gratefulnation.org/areasontoride.