Kris Conner started working with Breastcancer.org as a contributing writer in 2006. She has researched and written many new sections of core educational content, in addition to revising existing content to reflect the most current information about breast cancer.
Kris began her career as a health and medical writer in 1998, when she became the primary writer for the National Cancer Institute's new patient education website on clinical trial participation. Since then, she has written numerous print publications and online articles for major cancer centers, patient education organizations, and advocacy and professional groups. Kris is also the co-author of Ovarian Cancer: Your Guide to Taking Control (O'Reilly, 2003) and Ovarian Cancer Risk-Reducing Surgery: A Decision-Making Resource (Fox Chase Cancer Center, 2006).
“What I most enjoy is using my research and writing skills to create information that can help people in a moment of crisis,” she says. “The last thing a woman with breast cancer wants to do is spend a lot of time searching for answers. I love Breastcancer.org because it puts such thorough, high-quality information at women’s fingertips, letting them focus on their treatment and recovery.”
In addition to partnering with Breastcancer.org, Kris works on marketing and development projects for hospitals and health systems, schools and universities, and nonprofit clients. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and master’s degrees in English from both Georgetown University and the University of Virginia.