Renowned Doctor to Talk about Lowering your Risk of Breast Cancer at Center for Environment

04/22/14

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“Think Pink, Live Green: Reducing the Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer” will be the topic of a presentation Tuesday, April 22, by renowned breast oncologist Dr. Marisa Weiss at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College.

Weiss serves as director of Breast Radiation Oncology as well as director of Breast Health Outreach at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. She is also the president and founder of the nonprofit organization Breastcancer.org, an online breast health and breast cancer resource.

Weiss served on the National Cancer Institute Director’s Consumer Liaison Group for seven years. She is the author of four critically acclaimed books on breast cancer and breast health: Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer, coauthored with her mother, Ellen Weiss; Taking Care of your “Girls”: A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens and In Betweens, coauthored with her daughter, Isabel Friedman; and 7 Minutes! How to Get the Most from Your Doctor Visit.

Her “Think Pink, Live Green” project, a global breast cancer prevention initiative, has been a key focus for Breastcancer.org for the past four years.

She appeared on ABC News and the TV program “Doctor Oz” when Angelina Jolie revealed that she had had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk. Those interviews can be accessed at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/breast-cancer-101-angelina-effect-20429913 and http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/angelina-jolies-double-mastectomy.

Weiss was also quoted extensively in a Wall Street Journal piece on breast cancer: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323539804578260241902140764.

Her presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Center building on the Catawba campus. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required: Call 704.637.4727.

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