Seeing Cancer From All Sides: Richard M. Stone Is Giant of Cancer Care in Leukemia
Driven by his mother’s advice and his father’s memory, Richard M. Stone, MD, rose to become a global leader in leukemia care and research.
Growing up, Richard M. Stone, MD, thought he was going to be an attorney like his father, but his direction in life changed when he was 15. His father, Benjamin, developed kidney cancer when Stone was just 5 years old, and 10 years later, the disease metastasized and took the man’s life.
Stone says he went from being middle class to poor rapidly after his father died. “And that sort of gave me the incentive to work hard,” he said.