From Oncologist to CEO
The journey to entrepreneurship comes in all shapes and sizes. But you’ve probably never heard of a journey quite like this one.
Hannah Luu is a practicing oncologist who has specialized in breast cancers for the past 20 years. In addition to working with patients, she has also served as a clinical investigator for early clinical trials, making technological advancement a major part of her career as well. Over the years, Hannah noticed through her experiences that many patients don’t have access to the best hospitals or the best tech because of where they live. One day it dawned on her: “Why can’t we bring these technologies—bring this knowledge and information—to the patient at home?” With that idea in mind, she became CEO and cofounder of OncoGambit, the first online, personalized cancer treatment website.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the entrepreneurship and leadership lessons Dr. Luu has learned from the launch of her business and all about how she is demystifying cancer treatment for people across the country.
In This Episode
- Why tech created for doctors should be created by doctors
- What the future of computer-aided medicine looks like
- How to educate others about your passion
- The surprising skill overlap between doctors and entrepreneurs
- The two most important characteristics of great leaders
Quotes in This Episode
“Peace of mind. That’s what we’re trying to get to.” —Hannah Luu
“I hope that the new generation of doctors will be more technology-driven and will be leaders in building these applications for doctors.” —Hannah Luu
”[Being an entrepreneur] is not as clear cut as someone with a scientific background. I find that a little uncertain.” —Hannah Luu
”I see myself as an educator as well… I see myself as a pioneer in this field. It’s a lot of explanation, a lot of trying to get people to see what I see, but I find that very rewarding.” —Hannah Luu
”Being a leader, a good leader, is about the capability to listen.” —Hannah Luu