Doreen Agnese, surgical oncologist and survivor
Doreen Agnese always thought she would do something related to cancer, and as a surgical oncologist at The James, she helps patients make decisions about their treatments every day. Agnese has been involved in Pelotonia since it kicked off – first as a volunteer in 2009 and then as a rider every year after that, including in 2010, when she was diagnosed with (and survived) thyroid cancer.
“There are people along the way, ringing their cowbells, cheering you on and thanking you as you go. I just love meeting people along the ride, hearing how cancer has touched their lives. I want to be a part of ending cancer, and I want it to happen at Ohio State.”