Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 and Breast Cancer CareJul 30, 2020
The coronavirus has affected our lives in ways we never imagined. It’s disrupted breast cancer treatment plans, delayed surgeries, changed how doctors see their patients, and so much more. What has that experience taught us, and how can it help us prepare for the future? On July 30, 2020, Breastcancer.org hosted a virtual town hall to hear from medical experts around the country and patients about the impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer care.
Hope has played a pivotal role in the continual reshaping of Breastcancer.org’s approach to patient engagement in an ever-changing landscape of science, technology, consumer behavior, and healthcare. Since 2000, her leadership has grown Breastcancer.org from an early Internet start-up to the leading digital resource for breast cancer information and peer support.
Dr. Weiss is regarded as a visionary advocate for her innovative and steadfast approach to informing individuals to protect their breast health and overcome the challenges of breast cancer. Dr. Weiss currently practices at Lankenau Medical Center, where she serves as director of breast radiation oncology and director of breast health outreach. Learn more.
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Dr. Steven Isakoff is a medical oncologist who serves as associate director for clinical research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and also as director of the Mass General Scalp Cooling Program and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Program. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Affiliations: Maimonides Medical Center, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons
Areas of specialization: breast cancer care, breast surgery, surgical oncology
Dr. Manasseh is the chief of breast surgery at the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center in Brooklyn, NY. She is a strong advocate of empowering women by educating them about breast health and disease. She has published several chapters on breast disease, has co-authored a textbook relating to breast disease and evaluation, and is the recipient of several awards.
Dr. Elisabeth Potter is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received her medical degree from Emory University. She completed her plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her reconstructive plastic surgery and microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson. Dr. Potter specializes in autologous breast reconstruction and has performed more than 750 DIEP flap surgeries.
Dr. Chirag Shah is a radiation oncologist and director of breast radiation and clinical research in the department of radiation oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. His primary research interests are breast cancer, sarcoma, and innovative radiation treatment schedules, as well as lymphedema. He has participated in numerous clinical trials.
— Last updated on May 31, 2022, 2:23 PM