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Meet the Awardee: 2019 Pink Ribbon

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Robin Shine-Maddox, Pink Ribbon Awardee

This year, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition honors breast cancer survivor and advocate, Robin Shine-Maddox, with our Pink Ribbon Award. Founder and President of Celebrating Sisterhood and Chief Networking Officer of SHINE CONNECTIONS LLC., Robin has been a fearless leader and motivator in the fight against breast cancer in the Philadelphia area. Since being diagnosed at age 55, Robin, who also serves as Constituent Activity Liaison for State Senator Vincent Hughes, has been a voice of strength and survivorship within her community. In addition to her public work to raise breast cancer awareness, promote early detection practices and help other women find the resources they need, Robin’s message to survivors is one of solidarity, hope and faith.

Meet the Awardee: 2019 Potamkin Prize

Posted By on July 11th, 2019 at 4:13 pm | 0 comments.

Dr. Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, Potamkin Prize Winner

2019 Potamkin Prize Winner, Dr. Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, FACP, is a longtime trailblazer in the field of breast cancer research and oncology. As Professor of Medicine in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Hortobagyi’s major area of focus is the biology and treatment of breast cancer and the development of new agents and management strategies for the disease. He  has guest edited numerous issues of Seminars in Oncology, Seminars if Breast Disease, Oncology, and The Cancer Bulletin. For over three decades, Hortobagyi has dedicated his life’s work to improving the lives of breast cancer patients. He has focused overcoming resistance to endocrine therapy by developing rational combinations of endocrine therapies with targeted therapies. His work has changed the standard of care in managing metastatic, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.groundbreaking research and ultimately, finding a cure.

 

2018 Conference Workshops Announced!

Posted By on July 26th, 2018 at 2:34 pm | 0 comments.

  Learn from leading medical and wellness professionals about topics that are important to your life!

Workshop topics to include:

  • New Advances in Treatment for Women with BRCA Mutations by Dr. Susan Domchek, University of Pennsylvania
  • Advances in Breast Cancer Research and Clinical Trials by Dr. Shannon Puhalla, NSABP and UPMC
  • What it is your Recurrence Score?: Why it Matters presented by Dr. Amy Clark, University of Pennsylvania
  • Screening Update: The New American College of Radiology Recommendations presented by Dr. Alison Chetlen, Penn State Health
  • Palliative Care and How it Relates to Breast Cancer presented by Hospice of Central PA
  • Breast Reconstruction: Advances and Options presented by Dr. Brynn Wolff, UPMC Pinnacle
  • Patient Resources 101: Free Mammograms and Services through the PA Department of Health’s HealthyWoman Program presented by Siri Ready, Diane Donahue, Kathy Makara; PA Department of Health
  • Navigating your Insurance: the Bra Benefit presented by Terri Scott and Jill Robbins, The Perfect Match Boutique
  • Food for Thought: Nutrition and Breast Cancer presented by Shanna Shultz, Giant Food Stores
  • Pink Ribbon Pilates presented by Allison Zang, Absolute Pilates
  • The Benefits of Exercise During and After Treatment presented by Dr. Karen Wonders,Wright State University

Sessions are current as of 8/3/18. Additional topics are still being added so check back to our website for updates, the full schedule and workshop descriptions!