Bruce E. Johnson, MD
Before running his own laboratory, discovering mutations in lung cancer, and serving as president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Bruce E. Johnson, MD, grew up on his family’s dairy farm in St. Peter, Minnesota.
He learned the value of hard work and self-discipline at a young age—his father requested that 5-year-old Bruce and his brother do their fair share of chores on the farm.
But young Bruce quickly realized that farming was a difficult way to make a living. In his early childhood, he committed to pursuing an education— a fancy one, as Johnson calls it, because his brother was off to the Air Force Academy.
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