Komen Foundation Awards Grants

9 years 6 months 1 week ago March 20, 2007 Mar 20, 2007 Tuesday, March 20 2007 Tuesday, March 20, 2007 5:46:48 PM CDT in News
"It's very good that we have this kind of research, and the people that are interested in breast cancer health and breast cancer research and the ongoing pursuit of trying to find a cure and trying to make life better," said Dr. Paul Dale, Chief of Surgical Oncology at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

One step is helping women understand what it is they're facing. Jeanne's grant focuses on an educational DVD where women who have had cancer help women who are just being diagnosed.

"The good thing ... is that even though these women have had breast cancer, you know, they're successful, they're doing well, they have a story to tell, and you can see that it's not always the devastating situation that sometimes cancer images create in your mind," Shellabarger said.

The DVDs will be available at public libraries in Boone County and at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

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