2013 Foundation Grant Recipients
Intratumoral Heterogeneity in Breast Cancer and its Effect on Clinical Management
Anees Chagpar MD, Associate Professor; Director
The Breast Center Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale University, New Haven, CT
Grant Focus: : In order to assess intra-tumor genomic heterogeneity and compare the level of clonal heterogeneity between low grade ER+ cancers and TNBC, the study will perform whole exome sequencing of needle biopsies obtained from different anatomic regions of the same cancer to determine the degree of intratumoral heterogeneity in Sage II-III breast cancer; and to correlate the degree of intratumoral heterogeneity with clinical phenotype.
UC- Breast Cancer Patient & Provider Symposium
Jamie Lewis MD, Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
Grant Focus: To provide a conference offering a dual program for both providers and breast cancer survivors/families/interested community members with local and national speakers.
Breast Self Awareness Education and Navigation within the Douglas Community
Emily Gentry, Oncology Program Coordinator
Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Plano, TX
Grant Focus: To promote breast health awareness in the Douglas community, breast health awareness education outreach events reaching 1000 women are being planned, including navigation services. This grant will help increase the local knowledge of services, availability and coordination of breast health services through the development and dissemination of one-on-one multicultural education materials, health care professional training and provider education, reminder systems directed at patients and nurse navigator referrals for patients.
Connecting an At Risk Community with Necessary Services
Renee Feenaghty, Director, Cancer Center
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY
Grant Focus: To provide screening, outreach and education to the African-American and Hispanic population of the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital to help build a healthier community through awareness and education.
Association of Oncology Social Work 29th Annual Conference
Elisabeth Dupont MD, Medical Director
Watson Clinic LLP Women's Center, Lakeland FL
Grant Focus: To support the professional development of the Breast Health Services’ Social Worker who plays a vital role in providing comfort, education and resources to breast cancer patients. With professional development resources being extremely rare in central Florida, the grant will enable travel to and attendance at the annual education conference of the Association of Oncology Social Work.
Lymphedema Therapist Training
Lora Hebert MD, Surgeon, Director
Prevail Breast Center, Chandler, AZ
Grant Focus: Travel funds for a practitioner to attend a specialzed course to become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Once certification is received, the practitioner will be able to perform Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and C omplete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) for upper extremity lymphedema. There is currently a shortage of Certified Lymphedema Therapists in the Phoenix area.
Updating Survivors on The American Society of Breast Surgeons Findings via Social Media
Jody Schoger, #BCSM Co-Founder & Moderator
Breast Cancer Social Media, The Woodlands, TX
Grant Focus: To enable a patient advocate/breast cancer survivor/freelance writer/blogger to attend the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting to help education and inform breast cancer survivors and other advocates about innovations and advances currently taking place in the field.