The decision a breast cancer patient makes about reconstruction isn't an easy one and has long-lasting implications. Dr. Julie Sprunt, Breast Specialist at Texas Oncology, talks about the options, timelines and the benefits of rebuilding or going flat.
When her mother lost her battle to breast cancer, Kyla wanted to make sure other kids like her had a place to go for support - a social media space just for kids who are going through the same thing. #pinkkids was born!
Dr. Brugge is currently Director of the Ludwig Center at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brugge has held full professorships at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she was named also named as an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. From 1992-1997, Dr. Brugge was Scientific Director of the biotechnology company ARIAD. Her Komen-funded research includes identifying strategies to improve the efficacy of existing and emerging...
May 31st, 2018 Dawn Hershman is a tenured professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University, where she leads their breast cancer program, and a nationally recognized expert in breast cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship. She is also a Komen Scholar. In this episode, Hershman discusses the different struggles of survivorship and coping with the emotional effects of the treatment. After the treatment, survivors grapple with what has happened to them and the possibility...
July 7, 1951 - March 26, 2018 Karen Durham was an integral member of the Susan G. Komen family, and we are proud to share this special episode, She will be dearly missed. To learn more about clinical trials: https://bit.ly/1Nb6ilN
Dr. Vineet Choudhry, MD is a general surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in general surgery. Dr. Choudhry discusses clinical trials, specifically cryoblation treatment and the FROST clinical trial which freezes early stage breast cancer.
Dr. Adrian Lee is Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Precision Medicine. Lee received his B.Sc. and PhD in England, and came to San Antonio for his postdoctoral studies. He was subsequently recruited to Baylor College of Medicine and now the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Lee serves on numerous other national peer-review committees, and is on the Scientific Advisory...
"It wasn't until I stepped my foot out the door of my last radiation treatment that the financial chaos started." Marla Blaylock is the CEO of Blue Lotus Systems, but she's also a breast cancer survivor. In this episode, she talks with Suzanne about the financial impact of a breast cancer diagnosis and how it can feel chaotic.
Prior to becoming President of LIVESTRONG in 2016, Greg Lee served as its Chief Financial Officer for nearly 10 years, responsible for the integrity and operation of all financial, accounting, technology and compliance activities for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. LIVESTRONG focuses on the person with cancer, not just the disease itself. We discuss the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis/treatment as well as more than just the "out of pocket cost" that goes along with it.
African American women experience a significantly higher mortality rate than any other ethnicity. The reasons are complex and Virginia Brown, MA, PhD, an Assistant Professor at Dell Medical School in the Department of Population Health has dedicated her career to helping communities understand why and how this is the case. Our discussion is about more than just breast cancer, it's about figuring out how to make substantial changes in the system to truly find health equity.
Having watched her mother go through breast cancer, Jennifer knew her risk was high. She shares with us her journey and the steps she took to catch her cancer early and what happened when she became a patient. Today Jennifer uses her experience to help influence and impact others as a member of the Susan G. Komen Austin Board of Directors.
Dr. Debra Patt is a practicing oncologist and breast cancer specialist in Austin, Texas, and a vice president of Texas Oncology. She is an active leader in breast cancer research, serves on the US Oncology Research breast cancer committee, and chairs the breast cancer subsection of the pathways task force for The US Oncology Network. In this episode she talks about the evolution of breast cancer care and where we go from here.