Hear candid conversations between people conquering cancer – patients, their family and friends, and doctors and researchers working to help us all.
When Oncology Research Is Also a Romance
Dr. Soto was in the second year of his medical fellowship when he developed an interest in geriatric oncology. He loved working with older patients who all had moving stories and experiences to share.
Dr. Soto conducts most of his work in Mexico. He says a patient who lived in a small village once cooked an entire hen and brought it to the clinic as a gift for him. When he’s in the United States, his patients back home will send him photos when they’re at the clinic to let him know they’re doing well. The types of relationships he develops with his patients makes it all worthwhile, he says.
During his first research project, Dr. Soto worked with Dr. Chavarri. The two researchers eventually got married. Together, they took what they learned to Mexico to help people with cancer.
Dr. Soto and Dr. Chavarri speak together about how they met and what inspires their work.