IN THE NEWS: Surviving Lung Cancer Focused Morhaf Al Achkar’s Career on Addressing Health Disparities

Cancer History Project

Morhaf Al Achkar, M.D., Ph.D., MSCR, FAAFP, associate center director of Education at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, has been living with stage IV ALK-positive lung cancer for nearly eight years. On The Cancer Letter’s Cancer History Project podcast, he shares his journey of learning about his diagnosis. As a physician, he said he is privileged to have the resources and access to care that he has received. However, he has dedicated his career to identifying and looking for ways to address health disparities, access to cancer screening and early detection among minority groups with his ongoing research. Listen below to Dr. Al Achkar’s message of how he had to change his thinking about living with lung cancer and the impact he hopes to make while leading the Office of Cancer Research, Training and Education at Karmanos.

Listen to the full podcast episode and read more about Dr. Al Achkar's story here.