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Senator requesting help of military oncologist

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by Janjeera Hail

Senator Judi Guthertz is hoping the Navy can help with the crisis at the Guam Cancer Center.  In a letter to Joint Region Marianas Commander Admiral Douglas Beisel, the Democrat lawmaker requested that he assist in finding a military oncologist who may be able to perform temporary duties to assist at the Cancer Center while Dr. Sam Friedman tends to a personal medical condition and escorts a patient needing specialized treatment. 

Dr. Friedman tendered his resignation two days ago, fed up with the treatment he's received from the local medical community, the Guam Board of Medical Examiners and the local government.  Friedman has attempted to bring a Canadian oncologist to work here temporarily to ensure treatment is provided to more than 125 patients being treated at the Cancer Center. 

The GBME first denied a license for Dr. David Walde, but then decided to grant a special, temporary license. 

Dr. Walde withdrew his application before being granted the temporary license saying he was "appalled" at the response from the medical community and some island residents about his coming to Guam.

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