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SPEAKERS: Dr. Lisa Jacobs
TOPIC: Breast Cancer – Increasing Awareness and Improving Treatment
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Dr. Jacobs specializes in melanoma and breast cancer. Her initial practice was at the University of Missouri at the Ellis Fischel State Cancer Center, which is the designated cancer center for the state. Since joining Johns Hopkins in 2004, she has taken a leadership role regarding clinical research trials for the surgical division of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. In 2012, Dr. Jacobs established a new breast center at Howard County General Hospital. As director of that program, she treats patients with all types of breast disease and melanoma.
Dr. Jacobs has a clinical interest in treatment of early stage melanoma. She has worked closely with dermatologists and medical oncologists at Johns Hopkins University and Howard County General Hospital to improve awareness and care of melanoma patients by participating in educational programs and clinical research trials.
Breast cancer care has been a focus of Dr. Jacobs’s clinical practice since finishing her surgical oncology fellowship. Her primary clinical interest is in improving overall quality of life for breast cancer patients. To achieve that goal, she has initiated research programs in lymphedema and oncoplastic surgery, which attempts to increase the number of women eligible for breast preservation by combining lumpectomy with plastic surgery techniques to reshape the breast. In addition, she has research funding to investigate a new device that may reduce the number of surgeries required to achieve breast preservation.
Lisa K. Jacobs, MD, MSPH, F.A.C.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology
Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs
Division of Surgical Oncology
Breast and Melanoma
Centers & Institutes
Breast Center Breast Center at Howard County General Hospital
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
IN HONOR OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR PINK TO THE ZOOM EVENT.
BWN does not want cost to be a barrier to anyone. If you would like to attend but can't afford the fee at this time, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
While we understand that not everyone can afford to pay for events right now, and we want to remain accessible to everyone, BWN would be grateful if you would consider donating any additional amount for attending this Virtual Lunch. Thank you!
NONPROFIT OF THE MONTH:
Howard County HopeWorks In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, HopeWorks will be doing a virtual fundraiser. It will raise the much-needed funds and provide support to those in need of a safe way out! Consider supporting them.
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