Dr. Richard C. Frank is medical director, Whittingham
Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, principal investigator for the National
Cancer Institutes Cancer and Leukemia Group B, and medical director of
Mid-Fairfield Hospice, Wilton CT.
Educated at Harvard University and SUNY Stony
Brook, he is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and
hematology, and has been honored as one of Connecticut’s Top Doctors, awarded
the Humanitarian Award from the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of Fairfield County in
2005, and recognized with the David A. King Community Clinical Scientist Award
from the Association of Community Cancer centers in 2007.
Dr. Frank has worked for many years to educate the public on the importance of cancer research, and established the clinical trials program at Norwalk Hospital that, among other achievements, participated in the research on the drug Herceptin, which has been proved to be effective in treating early-stage breast cancer.