Younger Women and Breast Cancer – What you Need to Know

Presented by Susan G. Komen and RWJ Barnabas Health and Rutgers CINJ

Overview

Younger Women & Breast Cancer – What You Need to Know will be available for virtual viewing via live stream and recorded for post-viewing. Topics will focus on breast cancer in younger women and what you need to know about family history and risk, when to get screened, diagnosis, and treatment.


Meet Our Speakers

Bruce G. Haffty, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs & Chair, Radiation Oncology Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
RWJ Barnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Description

Bruce G. Haffty, MD, MS, is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs and Chair, Radiation Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as chair of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical and New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Haffty, an international leader in radiation oncology, is the 2021 president-elect of the Radiological Society of North America and has served as president of the American Board of Radiology, the American Radium Society, and- president and chairman of the board of ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

 

Deborah Lue, MD

Breast Surgeon & Medical Director, Breast Cancer Services Steeplechase Cancer Center Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
RWJ Barnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Description

Deborah Lue, MD, is medical director of breast cancer services at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville. Board-certified in breast surgery and general surgery, she is a member of the RWJBarnabas Health medical group. Dr. Lue is a graduate of the University of Medicine & Dentistry – New Jersey University Hospital, where she also completed her residency.

 

Kathleen Toomey, MD

Medical Oncologist & Medical Director, Breast Cancer Services Steeplechase Cancer Center Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
RWJ Barnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Description

Kathleen Toomey, MD, is the medical director of Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville. Board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology, she is a member of the RWJBarnabas Health medical group. Dr. Toomey is a graduate of the University of Bologna in Italy and completed her residency at St. Peter’s Medical Center in New Brunswick.

 

M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS

Chief, Section of Breast Surgery, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Medical Director, Northern Regional Director of Breast Services RWJBarnabas Health
RWJ Barnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Description

Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS serves as Chief, Section of Breast Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and Northern Regional Director of Breast Services for RWJBarnabas Health and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

As Northern Regional Director for RWJBarnabas Health, Dr. Blackwood oversees breast cancer surgical and clinical services, programs and initiatives at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel. She has also taken on a system-wide role unifying the entire Breast

Surgical Division.

Dr. Blackwood obtained her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and graduated with her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her internship and residency at The Stamford Hospital, and fellowship with the Breast Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, her various academic appointments include Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Clinical Instructor, New York Medical College and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Columbia University.

Dr. Blackwood has published several articles in professional publications, including The Lancet and The Journal of Trauma, and served on the Editorial Review Board for Women in Medicine Journal. She is a frequent guest on national and local media programs including Fox Five Television, WOR Radio, “60 Minutes,” The Montel Williams Show, CBS News, Good Day New York, More Magazine and CBS’ Early Show, among others.

 


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