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Late alumnus founds patient library in Clinical Cancer Center

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Myron B. Minko, MD ’76A gift from the estate of Myron B. Minko, MD ’76, has been used to create a new library and resource center in the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. The Myron Minko, MD Patient Library opened in October in the Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center area. Books, brochures and other resources are available, as well as a computer for patient and family use.

“I grew up with books, and I am an avid reader,” the late Dr. Minko said when establishing his planned gift. “It is gratifying to find a gift that matters as much to me as it will to the patients.”

Dr. Minko grew up New York City and learned to speak his native Ukrainian before he learned English.

“My studies at NYU led me to medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where I found the teaching to be very strong. But even stronger was the time allocated for training,” he had said. “These formed the foundation that allowed me to pursue a successful career in medicine and psychiatry.”

Dr. Minko had been battling esophageal cancer and was a patient at the Cancer Center. He died Oct. 9, 2012.

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