What We Can Learn From Virgil Abloh’s Battle With Heart Cancer | PRO Insight

What do we know about this type of cancer, and what can we do to prevent it? As a cancer doctor, I can explain

Virgil Abloh — founder of streetwear brand Off-White, artistic director of men’s Louis Vuitton line and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people — recently died from a cardiac angiosarcoma. Diagnosed in 2019, he kept his diagnosis private while undergoing numerous treatments. Virgil will be remembered as a visionary within the field who focused his life on art, family and supporting his community.

But what do we know about this type of cancer, and what can we do to prevent it? As a cancer doctor, I can explain.

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Kevin King

Kevin Charles King, MD is a radiation oncology resident at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a Fellow with The OpEd Project.