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Oct. 27 brown bag: Breast cancer screening – factors for making your own choices

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In a noontime session on Wednesday, Oct. 27, learn about “Breast Cancer Screening: Factors for Making Your Own Choices” from Dr. Mhel Kavanaugh-Lynch, director of the California Breast Cancer Research Program.

Attend in person at Franklin 5320 or by teleconference.

(See the call-in information below.)

  • Wednesday, Oct. 27
  • noon-1 p.m.
  • Franklin Building, Room 5320
  • Dial 866-740-1260 and enter access code 7226879.

More about Mhel Kavanaugh-Lynch

Dr. Mhel Kavanaugh-Lynch is the director of the California Breast Cancer Research Program. Her work includes setting priorities and developing strategies for the State of California’s research efforts designed to bring an end to breast cancer. She recently led a national panel that developed research strategies to explore disparities and the role of environmental contaminants in breast cancer.

She serves on the oversight group for the NIEHS/NCI Breast Cancer and Environment Research Centers and on the Scientific Guidance Panel for the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program. She has served on peer review and advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the California Department of Public Health, as well as for The Breast Cancer Fund, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and the American Cancer Society.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Bryn Mawr College, a Master of Science in Pharmacology and a Doctorate of Medicine from New York University, and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. She trained in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland and in Oncology and Cancer Prevention at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Women We Admire: UC Women Discuss Their Careers

This presentation is part of the series Women We Admire: UC Women Discuss Their Careers, sponsored by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW). PACSW focuses on the advancement of women at UCOP.

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