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LaSalle Leffall Jr., 89, Dies; Cancer Society’s First Black Leader

Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., a surgeon and educator who as the first black president of the American Cancer Society was a leader in promoting awareness of the risks of cancer, particularly among ... read more

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Cancer Leader LaSalle Leffall, Jr. Dies

Courtesy of Howard University and LaSalle Leffall, jr. Howard University cancer specialist LaSalle Leffall, Jr. died of cancer May 25 in Washington, DC. He was 89 ... and was the first African ... read more

Howard Mourns Passing of Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., surgeon, oncologist, professor and civic leader died ... first African American to serve as national president of the American Cancer Society, focusing attention on the ... read more

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Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. passes at 89, Howard’s longtime Surgery chair was first African American president of American Cancer Society

It is with a heavy heart that I write to share that an icon of Howard University and a giant in the field of Medicine, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr ... was the first African American to serve as national ... read more


Remembering Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall

Widely recognized as a towering figure in the field of medicine, a brilliant surgeon and educator who broke color barriers while reaching the pinnacle of his profession, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., ... read more

Roger Hirson, who wrote the book for Broadway’s ‘Pippin,’ dies at 93

For 50 years, he played weekly tennis matches with hypercompetitive book publisher Roger Straus Jr., who named Mr ... who charted conservative path, dies at 89 LaSalle Leffall, first black leader of ... read more

Breast Cancer Project to Pay Tribute to 3 Heroes in Fight Against Cancer

Leffall Jr ... died from cancer on May 29, 2019, at the age of 89. He served as the Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine and was the first African American ... read more

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Graham Kuhns Jr. MEd ’61 serves ... social and political leaders and members of the entertainment industry. Ned Mansour published a novel, Divided Roads. The book is inspired by his late friend, Joe ... read more

Florida A&M University hosting memorial service Monday for Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr.

LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., a 1948 graduate of Florida A&M who went on to become a noted surgeon and medical professor, died May 25 ... Dr. Leffall served as the first black president of the American ... read more

LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., first black president of American Cancer Society, dies at 89

WASHINGTON — LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., a Howard University ... years and became the first African-American president of the American Cancer Society and other medical organizations, died May 25 at a ... read more

Public attention on public education

Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent Art McCoy Jr. has been benched. The student transfer fiasco is out of control. State education commissioner Chris Nicastro’s resignation has been demanded. It is ... read more

LaSalle Leffall, first black leader of American Cancer Society, dies at 89

LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., a Howard University ... for 25 years and became the first African American president of the American Cancer Society and other medical organizations, died May 25 at a hospital ... read more



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