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Breast Cancer Expert to Raise Awareness at Moravian

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. October 19, 2004 -- Susan M. Domchek, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, will present a talk on the dangers of breast cancer at Moravian College on Friday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building. Domchek’s presentation is part of the college’s effort to promote October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This lecture is one of several activities held during October to heighten breast cancer awareness on campus.

    Domchek is an assistant professor of medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania. She received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School specializing in cancer research. She is a breast cancer oncologist who studies risk assessment and the genetics of breast cancer. She is the author of several publications devoted to breast cancer awareness, and breast cancer technical and genetic research.

    During her career, Domchek was an assistant in medicine for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She has served on the faculty at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and serves on the organization’s Cancer Genetics Committee.

    IMPACT, Moravian College’s student activities board, a group which stands for innovative multi-cultural programming for campus togetherness, sponsors this lecture.

    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a campaign that began 18 years ago. The supporting groups are comprised of 17 national public service organizations, medical associations, and government agencies. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the dangers of breast cancer throughout the United States.

    This lecture is free and open to students, faculty, staff, of Moravian College, and the surrounding community. For more information, call 610 861-1491.