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3D Mammogram and Ultrasound: $50,000 Research Grant Winner Dr. Wendie Berg Examines Breast Cancer Screenings

Posted By on April 4th, 2016 at 9:41 am | 0 comments.

Study focused on effective screening techniques for women with dense tissue

Which is better at detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts – an ultrasound or 3D mammogram? Dr. Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, FACR of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC aims to answer that question with her PBCC-funded research.

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition awarded a $50,000 grant to Dr. Berg this week to continue her studies of the two breast cancer screenings. Dr. Berg is specifically interested in screenings for women with dense breasts. Dense breast tissue can hide cancer on a regular 2D mammogram, and often, supplemental screenings are recommended. It is a personal subject for Dr. Berg; her mother was diagnosed when she was in high school and Dr. Berg found her own breast cancer diagnosis through additional testing.

Dr. Berg and her team hope to deter3-30 check presmine if one of the options (ultrasound or 3D mammogram) are best in detecting breast cancer. On October 5, 2015, the PBCC awarded Dr. Berg an extraordinary opportunity grant of $50,000 to jump-start the process. Her study was also chosen to receive a 2016 grant through the PBCC Breast Cancer Research Grants Initiative – a fund comprised of taxpayer donations and private funding from anonymous donors and foundations.

Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Berg’s breast cancer screening research.

Every Pennsylvania taxpayer has the option to donate their state income tax refund directly to our Research Initiative on Line 32. By choosing Code A, you join our fight to end breast cancer. Didn’t get a refund? Click here to donate now. Our goal in 2016 is to establish an endowment fund for research that enables us to continue our important mission of finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.

Governor and Mrs. Corbett Present Leadership Award to PBCC’s Pat Halpin-Murphy

Posted By on April 15th, 2014 at 8:40 am | 215 comments.

Pat-Hannah-Penn2Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett presented PA Breast Cancer Coalition President Pat Halpin-Murphy with the first-ever Hannah Penn Leadership Award for Civic and Volunteer Leadership during Women’s History Month. The award is named for William Penn’s wife, Hannah, who served as the first female governor of PA. Congratulations Pat!

Thank You Interns Zack and Sarah!

Posted By on July 15th, 2013 at 8:19 am | 880 comments.

InternsThe PBCC welcomes two interns to the team this summer, Zack Rickens and Sarah Goodreau.  Zack is currently a sophomore at Penn State University’s Main Campus in State College where he studies Broadcast Journalism.  Sarah, a junior at DeSales University, is studying to become a physician assistant.  They have been an amazing asset to the PBCC, assisting with the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derbies, photo exhibit events and PBCC programs.  Thank you Zack and Sarah!