Rolling Up Her Sleeves

When Dina Mired married Prince Mired bin Raad of Jordan in 1992, she became a princess. Five years later, their son, Rakan, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia a few days before his second birthday. That’s when Mired gained a new title: cancer careg58-rolling-up-her-sleeves-175x263-WEBiver. The ones she earned after that: cancer foundation director, advocate, fundraiser.

For the Spring 2017 issue of Cancer Today,  I spoke with Princess Mired about her work to improve cancer care in Jordan. We spoke shortly after she was elected president of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). When she moves into the position in 2018, Mired will be the first Arab and the first nonmedical professional to be president of the UICC.

Here’s the story.

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