Dealership's Survival Struggle


November 8, 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Lynn Schuchter, MD, chief of the division of Hematology/Oncology, is quoted in the third installment of a Philadelphia Inquirer series following the story of Lawrence Weathers, longtime owner of Weathers Dodge, as he struggled to keep the family-run dealership open in the wake of Chrysler's bankruptcy filing and the nation's economic crisis. During the ordeal, Weathers was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, and continued his work in the midst of undergoing chemotherapy under Schuchter's care... READ MORE

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Lynn Schuchter, MD, chief of the division of Hematology/Oncology, is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer series following the story of Lawrence Weathers, longtime owner of Weathers Dodge, as he struggled to keep the family-run dealership open in the wake of Chrysler's bankruptcy filing and the nation's economic crisis. During the ordeal, Weathers was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, a disease so deadly that most people diagnosed at that point don't live more than a year. Did Weather's stress over saving this dealership and the jobs of its employees play a role in the disease's growth? "We think immune mechanisms may help keep a melanoma in check," said Schuchter, his physician. And stress can affect an immune system, though exactly how remains unknown... READ MORE