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New Directions

Issue: Fall

President’s Message

Brian Gragnolati
Millions of women (and some men) are surviving breast cancer today thanks to early detection and improvements in treatment. Physicians and staff from Johns Hopkins, Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital are working together to assure a seamless network of care for these patients. Our teams are focused on standardizing quality assurance, treatment protocols and technology, as well as increasing access to translational research and clinical trials.

In this issue of New Directions you will meet some of the medical professionals who are dedicated to supporting breast cancer patients during and after treatment. They include board-certified surgeons like Drs. Pamela Wright, Rosalinda Alvarado, Colette Magnant and Bonnie Sun from the Johns Hopkins Breast Surgery Program at Suburban and Sibley Hospitals, as well as medical oncologist Carolyn Hendricks, M.D., who devotes her practice to breast cancer patients. You’ll also learn about the importance of clinical trials, now increasingly available to Sibley and Suburban patients because of our affiliation with one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.

Our commitment to battling this devastating disease is also evident through our many breast cancer educational seminars and fundraising events like Key To The Cure. We hope to see you at these programs and appreciate our community’s generous financial support of our breast cancer initiatives.

As we approach Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we would like to share our admiration for those who have courageously battled this disease, as well as our hope that through education, research and new treatment modalities, future generations will be spared.

Brian Gragnolati

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