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The for-profit hospital chain Cancer Treatment Centers of America may not have the perceived starpower or reputation of some other institutions that treat cancer patients — but it wields a big influence on how many Americans with cancer get their care.

Tasked with shaping that influence is the chain’s new CEO, Dr. Pat Basu, who’s served in the Obama administration and worked for the giant health care company UnitedHealth Group and telemedicine provider Doctor on Demand.

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