An innovative researcher and compassionate physician
One cannot fully appreciate the impact of Dr. Peters’ work without taking into account the challenges she faced as a female in an era when women were not universally accepted as scientists. To graduate in the 1930’s from medical school and emerge out of the 1960’s as a world-class figure in oncology is a testament to her dogged determination and ingenuity. Claiming that research isn’t a question of time but a matter of curiosity, Dr. Peters was a great observer who was driven by the need to explain all that she observed. This curiosity led her to profoundly change the management of Hodgkin’s disease and breast cancer.