Oncologist Amy Comander, MD, Discusses Marathon Running and Motivation

A recent ‘Narratives in Oncology’ article written for The Oncologist journal details the experience of physician and marathon runner Amy Comander, MD, with the 124th Boston Marathon. Like most events scheduled in 2020, the marathon was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In her narrative, Comander discusses gratitude and resilience in times of uncertainty, explaining how the running community has helped her remember to keep her head up.

In addition, Comander has helped organize fundraising races, like the PAVING Program 5K, a virtual 5k to be held June 4 through 6, 2021.

CancerNetwork® sat down with Comander, of the Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham and Harvard Medical School, to talk about what marathon running means to her and her plans for participating in future races.

This segment comes from the CancerNetwork® portion of the MJH Life Sciences™ Medical World News®, airing daily on all MJH Life Sciences™ channels.


1. Comander A. Remember Your Why: An Oncologist’s Reflections on Running During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Oncologist. 2021;26(4):348-349. doi:10.1002/onco.13683

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