SEATTLE — Oct. 1, 2010 — Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship.
The series launches today with “10 Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention” provided by Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Hutchinson Center’s Prevention Center, a member of the Center’s Public Health Sciences Division, and author of “Breast Fitness” (St. Martin’s Press).
Other upcoming tip sheets will include:
Oct. 8 – “10 Tips for Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection” by Constance Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., director of Breast Imaging and medical director of Radiology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Oct. 15 – “10 Tips for Breast Cancer Patients During Treatment” by Julie Gralow, M.D., director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and co-author of “Breast Fitness” (St. Martin’s Press).
Oct. 22 – “10 Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors” by Karen Syrjala, Ph.D., director of Biobehavioral Sciences and co-director of the Survivorship Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
The first tip sheet in the series follows:
Note for media only
To arrange an interview with McTiernan please contact Dean Forbes at the contact information below. For more information (including a video and photo of McTiernan), please visit Breast Cancer Research.
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