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Comité Profesional de Asesoría

The Breastcancer.org Professional Advisory Board provides advice and guidance to our organization as we fulfill our mission: making sense of the complex medical information about breast health and breast cancer so you can make the best decisions for your care and well-being. Members of our advisory board are leaders in breast cancer care and related fields who aid in our understanding of visitors' needs and current standards of care in breast oncology.
The advisory board helps with the conception, creation, and revisions of our award-winning content. They bring their professional voice to our website and offer insights about patient needs and behaviors based on what they see in their medical practices.
Editorial advisors

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Robert J. Allen Jr., MD

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Center for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction, Group for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction

Areas of specialization: microsurgical breast reconstruction, lymphedema, head and neck reconstruction

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Jennifer L. Armstrong, MD

Affiliations: Paoli Hematology Oncology Associates, Bryn Mawr Hospital

Areas of specialization: oncology, hematology-oncology, cardio-oncology

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Andrea V. Barrio, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester

Areas of specialization: oncology, breast cancer surgery, lymphedema

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Kimberly L. Blackwell, MD

Affiliations: Tempus, Duke University Department of Medicine

Areas of specialization: breast cancer in younger women, novel HER2 therapies, breast cancer vaccines

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Marcia Boraas, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Jeanes Hospital, Temple University Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, general surgery, surgical oncology

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Rachael Brandt, PhD, LCGC

Affiliations: Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Jefferson Advantage

Areas of specialization: genetics, genetic counseling, risk assessment

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Thomas A. Buchholz, MD

Affiliations: Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, radiation oncology, radiation therapy

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Susan E. Calderbank, DMD

Affiliations: University of Pittsburgh

Areas of specialization: dentistry, oral medicine, oral complications of cancer therapies

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Robin M. Ciocca, DO

Affiliations: Lankenau Medical Science Building, Main Line Health King of Prussia

Areas of specialization: breast surgery, surgical oncology, general surgery

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Graham Andrew Colditz MD, DrPH

Affiliations: Washington University School of Medicine, Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

Areas of specialization: epidemiology, public health, cancer prevention

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Emily F. Conant, MD

Affiliations: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Areas of specialization: breast imaging, radiology

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Ken Cowan, MD, PhD

Affiliations: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Eppley Institute for Cancer Research, The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, oncology, hematology-oncology

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Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS

Afiliaciones: hospital quirúrgico St. Charles, Centro de Cirugías Reconstructivas de Mama

Áreas de especialización: cirugía plástica, reconstrucción mamaria, microcirugía reconstructiva y plástica

El Dr. Frank DellaCroce, o Dr. D como es conocido, es un socio fundador del Centro de Cirugías Reconstructivas de Mama y el hospital quirúrgico St. Charles en Nueva Orleans. El Dr. D es un cirujano plástico certificado por el consejo profesional en cirugía plástica y ha realizado miles de procedimientos reconstructivos, tanto para mujeres diagnosticadas con cáncer de mama como para mujeres con riesgo alto de padecer la enfermedad, que optan por una extirpación preventiva de mamas. Es integrante del Colegio Americano de Cirujanos (ACS, sigla en inglés) y de numerosas sociedades profesionales, incluida la Sociedad Estadounidense de Cirugía Plástica y Reconstructiva, la Sociedad Estadounidense de Microcirugía Reconstructiva y la Sociedad Mundial de Microcirugía Reconstructiva. También se lo considera uno de los mejores médicos de Estados Unidos.

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Dianne Dunkelman

Affiliations: Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation, National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation

Areas of specialization: women’s health, outreach, fundraising

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Beth Baughman DuPree, MD, FACS, ABIHM

La Dra. DuPree es una cirujana general especializada en enfermedades de la mama y es la directora médica de la Línea de Servicios de Oncología de Northern Arizona Healthcare de Sedona, Arizona.

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Diana Dyer, MS, RD

Áreas de especialización: nutrición, nutrición durante cuidados intensivos

Diana Dyer es dietista matriculada y sobreviviente de cáncer en varias oportunidades. Es la autora del libro A Dietitian's Cancer Story (La historia de una dietista diagnosticada con cáncer) y escribe el blog DianaDyer.com, donde vierte sus opiniones como sobreviviente de cáncer sobre la alimentación y la nutrición, el cultivo de alimentos y el medio ambiente, y comparte recetas.

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Ali Esmaili, MD

Affiliations: RadNet Inland Empire, Society of Breast Imaging, American College of Radiology

Areas of specialization: breast imaging, interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology

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Thomas G. Frazier, MD

Affiliations: Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, general surgery, research

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Patricia A. Ganz, MD

Afiliaciones: Centro Oncológico Bowyer, Centro Oncológico Integral Jonsson, Facultad de Medicina de UCLA

Áreas de especialización: oncología, genética del cáncer de mama, prevención del cáncer

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Paul B. Gilman, MD

Affiliations: Clinical Research Center at Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Lankenau Medical Center Cancer Center, Division of Hematology-Oncology at Main Line Health

Areas of specialization: oncology, hematology-oncology, clinical research

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William J. Gradishar, MD, FACP

Affiliations: Northwester University Feinberg School of Medicine, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer, immunotherapy

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Julie R. Gralow, MD, FACP

Affiliations: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Areas of specialization: oncology, hematology-oncology, cancer care

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Generosa Grana, MD, FACP

Affiliations: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cooper University Health Care, Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, cancer genetics and risk assessment, hematology-oncology

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Jennifer Griggs, MD, MPH

Affiliations: University of Michigan School of Public Health, Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium, National Poverty Center

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, hematology-oncology, health disparities

Dr. Jennifer Griggs is a medical oncologist and breast cancer specialist at the University of Rochester Cancer Center, Rochester, NY.

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Sameer Gupta, MD, MPH

Afiliaciones: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Centro Médico Lankenau

Áreas de especialización: cáncer de mama, hematología y oncología, cáncer gastrointestinal

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Dawn L. Hershman, MD

Afiliaciones: Centro Oncológico Integral Herbert Irving de la Universidad de Columbia, Sociedad Estadounidense de Oncología Clínica (ASCO), SWOG

Áreas de especialización: cáncer de mama, oncología médica, epidemiología del cáncer

La Dra. Dawn Hershman es profesora de medicina y epidemiología en la Universidad de Columbia. También dirige el Programa de Cáncer de Mama del Centro Oncológico Integral Herbert Irving en Columbia, y se la reconoce en todo el país por su experiencia en el tratamiento, la prevención y la supervivencia del cáncer de mama. La Dra. Hershman forma parte del Comité Profesional de Asesoría (PAB) de Breastcancer.org y llevó a cabo investigaciones exhaustivas sobre el tratamiento del cáncer de mama y la calidad de vida. Publicó más de 250 artículos científicos y recibió el premio a la investigación clínica avanzada sobre cáncer de mama de la Sociedad Estadounidense de Oncología Clínica, además del premio a los logros médicos avanzados de la Avon Foundation. También integra el comité de redacción de la revista de oncología clínica, Journal of Clinical Oncology, y es directora adjunta de la revista que publica el Instituto Nacional del Cáncer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, FACP

Afiliaciones: Centro Oncológico MD Anderson, Sociedad Estadounidense de Oncología Clínica (ASCO, sigla en inglés), SWOG

Áreas de especialización: cáncer de mama, oncología médica mamaria, oncología oncología

El Dr. Gabriel Hortobagyi es profesor de Oncología Médica Mamaria en el Centro Oncológico MD Anderson de la Universidad de Texas. Ha presidido la Sociedad Estadounidense de Oncología Clínica (ASCO, sigla en inglés) y es una de las autoridades más importantes del mundo en el tratamiento contra el cáncer de mama. Ha publicado más de 1.000 artículos en publicaciones revisadas por expertos.

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Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP

Affiliations: American Society of Clinical Oncology; Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, medical oncology, breast cancer research

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Maxine S. Jochelson, MD

Dr. Jochelson is the director of radiology, Breast and Imaging Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center

Areas of specialization: breast imaging, diagnostic radiology, nuclear radiology

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Sheila P. Kambin, MD

Affiliations: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

Areas of specialization: obstetrics and gynecology, high-risk pregnancy, women’s health

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Rosalind Kleban, LCSW

Afiliaciones: Centro Oncológico Memorial Sloan Kettering, Centro de Mamas Evelyn H. Lauder del Memorial Sloan Kettering, Centro de Imagenología del Memorial Sloan Kettering

Áreas de especialización: trabajo social, cáncer de mama, servicios de apoyo

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Michael Krychman, MDCM

Afiliaciones: Centro de Salud Sexual y Medicina de Supervivencia del Sur de California, Fundación Patty Brisben para la Salud Sexual Femenina, centro de salud masculino Revibe Men’s Health

Áreas de especialización: medicina sexual, obstetricia y ginecología, medicina de supervivencia

El Dr. Michael Krychman es director ejecutivo del Centro de Salud Sexual y Medicina de Supervivencia del Sur de California, así como también sexólogo clínico.

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Robert Lindsay, MD, PhD

Affiliations: Helen Hayes Hospital

Areas of specialization: endocrinology, osteoporosis, bone metabolism medicine

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Donna-Marie E. Manasseh, MD

Afiliaciones: Maimonides Medical Center (Centro de Cáncer de Mama Maimonides), Colegio Americano de Cirujanos (ACS, sigla en inglés), Sociedad Estadounidense de Cirujanos de Mama (ASBS, sigla en inglés)

Áreas de especialización: tratamiento del cáncer de mama, cirugía mamaria, oncología quirúrgica

La Dra. Manasseh es la jefa de cirugía mamaria del Maimonides Breast Cancer Center de Brooklyn, Nueva York. Es una firme defensora del empoderamiento de las mujeres mediante la educación sobre la salud y la enfermedad mamaria. Ha publicado varios capítulos sobre la enfermedad mamaria, ha sido coautora de un libro de texto relacionado con la enfermedad mamaria y su evaluación, y ha recibido varios premios.

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Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD

Affiliations: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington School of Public Health

Areas of specialization: breast cancer risk, cancer prevention, epidemiology

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Kathy D. Miller, MD

Afiliaciones: Facultad de medicina de la Universidad de Indiana, Centro Oncológico Integral Simon de la Universidad de Indiana, Clínica de la Mujer del IUSCC

Áreas de especialización: atención mamaria, hematología y oncología, oncología médica

La Dra. Miller es profesora de oncología de la cátedra Ballvé Lantero y directora adjunta de investigación clínica en el Centro Oncológico Integral Simon de la Universidad de Indiana, en Indianápolis, Indiana.

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Anne Moore, MD

Affiliations: Weill Cornell Medicine, Breast Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, medical oncology, hematology

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Cristina Nixon, MS, LCGC

Afiliaciones: Main Line Health, Programa de Genética y Evaluación del Riesgo de Main Line Health

Áreas de especialización: asesoramiento genético, genética del cáncer, evaluación del riesgo de cáncer

Cristina Nixon es consejera genética certificada y matriculada y forma parte del Programa de Genética y Evaluación del Riesgo de Cáncer de Main Line Health en Pensilvania. Además de asesorar a los pacientes, también asiste en investigaciones, incluido un estudio en el que se analizan los paneles multigénicos de familias con resultado positivo de BRCA1/BRCA2. Cristina también completó el curso intensivo de City of Hope sobre evaluación del riesgo de cáncer.

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Larry Norton, MD

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, medical oncology, cancer prevention

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Kutluk Oktay, MD, PhD

Affiliations: Yale School of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Innovation Fertility Preservation and IVF

Areas of specialization: fertility preservation, ovarian stimulation, in vitro fertilization

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Ruth Oratz, MD

Affiliations: NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Sharsheret

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, cancer genetics and risk assessment, hematology-oncology

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Joyce A. O'Shaughnessy, MD

Affiliations: Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Scott and White Health

Areas of specialization: medical oncology, breast cancer prevention, breast cancer research

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Holly J. Pederson, MD

Affiliations: Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome Foundation

Areas of specialization: women’s health, breast health, breast cancer hereditary risk

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Edith A. Perez, MD

Affiliations: Bolt Biotherapeutics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Stand Up To Cancer’s Scientific Advisory Committee

Areas of specialization: medical oncology, oncology-hematology, cancer genetics and risk assessment

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Martine J. Piccart, MD, PhD

Affiliations: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Jules Bordet Institute, Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, drug development, oncology

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Barbara Rabinowitz, PhD, RN

Affiliations: National Consortium of Breast Centers, Society of Oncoplastic Surgery, Standards and Accreditation Committee for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Areas of specialization: sex therapy, psychotherapy, social work

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Paula K. Rauch, MD

Affiliations: Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Areas of specialization: psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry

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Nicholas Robert, MD

Affiliations: US Oncology, McKesson Life Sciences

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, hematology-oncology, anatomic pathology

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Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, RN, AOCN

Affiliations: Cooper University Health Care, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Oncology Nursing Society

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, cancer screening and prevention, cancer survivorship

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Stephanie Ross, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Ross is a clinical health psychologist and the founder and director of Illness Navigation Resources, a multidisciplinary practice that offers specialized resources and support to patients and their families who are facing serious medical issues. Dr. Ross is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She is especially interested in helping patients and families with a genetic mutation linked to cancer, particularly breast, ovarian, and colon cancer, as well as Lynch Syndrome.

Affiliations: NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Illness Navigation Resources

Areas of specialization: adult psychotherapy, clinical and health psychology, patient and family support services

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Joan Ruderman, PhD

Affiliations: Princeton Environmental Institute, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Harvard Medical School

Areas of specialization: molecular biology, cell-division cycles, increased breast cancer risk

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Hope S. Rugo, MD

Afiliaciones: Universidad de California en San Francisco, Centro Oncológico Integral para la Familia Helen Diller, Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium, Bioasis

Áreas de especialización: oncología médica, hematología, cáncer de mama

La Dra. Hope Rugo es oncóloga médica especializada en el tratamiento y en la investigación del cáncer de mama. Además de ser profesora de medicina en el Centro Oncológico Integral para la Familia Helen Diller de la Universidad de California en San Francisco, la Dra. Rugo dirige el Programa de Ensayos Clínicos de Oncología Mamaria.

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Jennifer Sabol, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Lankenau Medical Center, Main Line Health

Areas of specialization: breast surgery, surgical oncology, breast cancer

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Dahlia M. Sataloff, MD

Affiliations: Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital

Areas of specialization: breast surgery, surgical oncology, endocrine surgery

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Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

Affiliations: Penn State University College of Medicine, Penn State Cancer Institute

Areas of specialization: exercise oncology, breast cancer lymphedema, cancer survivorship

Dr. Kathryn Schmitz is a distinguished professor of public health sciences and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Penn State Cancer Institute.

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Sandra F. Schnall, MD

Affiliations: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Main Line Health

Areas of specialization: oncology, breast cancer management, sickle cell anemia

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Stuart J. Schnitt, MD

Affiliations: Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Areas of specialization: pathology, benign breast disease, breast cancer

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Leslie R. Schover, PhD

Affiliations: Alliance for Fertility Preservation, American Fertility Society, Will2Love

Areas of specialization: sexuality, fertility, chronic illness

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Andrew D. Seidman, MD

Affiliations: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, Bobst International Center

Areas of specialization: general oncology, medical oncology, breast cancer

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Lillie D. Shockney, RN, MAS

Affiliations: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work, Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, patient navigation, survivorship care

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Tamara Shulman, PhD, FAACP

Affiliations: St. Mary’s Hospital Mental Health Advisory Board, Allied Scientific Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, American Academy of Clinical Psychology

Areas of specialization: clinical psychology, crisis intervention, stress management

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George W. Sledge, MD

Afiliaciones: Centro Médico de Stanford University, Instituto Oncológico Stanford, Immix Biopharma

Áreas de especialización: cáncer de mama, oncología médica, tratamientos biológicos del cáncer de mama

El Dr. George Sledge es profesor de medicina y director de la división de oncología de Stanford University. Fue presidente de la Sociedad Estadounidense de Oncología Clínica (ASCO, sigla en inglés) y se especializa en investigaciones sobre el cáncer de mama. Tiene en su haber una gran cantidad de publicaciones sobre el tratamiento del cáncer de mama metastásico y ha recibido numerosos premios por su trabajo.

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Alan Stolier, MD, FACS

Afiliaciones: Ochsner Baptist, St. Charles Surgical Hospital, Centro de Cirugía Mamaria Reconstructiva

Áreas de especialización: oncología quirúrgica, cirugía mamaria, mastectomía con preservación de pezón

El Dr. Alan Stolier es cirujano del Centro de Cirugía Mamaria Reconstructiva de Nueva Orleans, LA.

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Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS

Affiliations: St. Charles Surgical Hospital, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery

Areas of specialization: breast reconstruction, reconstructive microsurgery, plastic surgery, and microsurgery

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Maria Theodoulou, MD

Affiliations: New York Oncology Hematology, Albany Cancer Center, Hudson Cancer Center

Areas of specialization: medical oncology, breast cancer, benign hematologic disorders

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Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD

Affiliations: The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Canyon Ranch Center of Prevention and Health Promotion, Yale School of Public Health

Areas of specialization: diet and cancer prevention, cancer survivorship, obesity-related cancers

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Lisa B. Weissmann, MD

Affiliations: Cambridge Health Alliance, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Mount Auburn Hospital

Areas of specialization: hematology-oncology, breast cancer, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

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Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN

Affiliations: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; American Academy of Nursing

Areas of specialization: sexual health, sexuality counselor, sex researcher

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Eric P. Winer, MD

Affiliations: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers, Harvard Medical School

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, oncology, medical oncology

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Kristen A. Zarfos, MD, FACS

Affiliations: Trinity Health of New England, Karl J. Krapek, Sr. Comprehensive Women's Health Center at Saint Francis Hospital, American College of Surgeons

Areas of specialization: breast cancer, breast surgery, women’s health