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Monday, October 3, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Learn about your Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although the incidence rates for breast cancer have decreased in the past several years, it is one of the most common cancers among women. The good news is that with early detection and treatment advances, more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before.

On Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center presents the Penn Women’s Cancer Conference at the Hilton Hotel, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia. At this free, event, specialists from Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, an NCI–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, hold special sessions for women at risk for breast or ovarian cancer as well as information sessions for breast cancer survivors.

Meet Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD, Director of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center

Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD, has joined Penn Medicine as director of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center and director of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute. Over the course of his illustrious career, Dr. Dang has distinguished himself as a highly effective clinical researcher as well as a preeminent scholar and educator in the fields of cancer cell biology, molecular biology and genetics.

“I feel very privileged and excited for the opportunity to lead the Abramson Cancer Center into an era of innovative personalized cancer care through the establishment of disease-specific translational centers of excellence,” says Dr. Dang.
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