Leading cancer experts to deliver Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer lectures Oct. 16 and Nov. 6
A breast surgical oncologist with an NCI-designated cancer
Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, will deliver the annual Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Lecture at the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 8 a.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall.
Minna M. Bissell, PhD, will deliver the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Lecture Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in 2231 Weiskotten Hall.
“We are so excited to welcome
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Inc. sponsors two annual endowed lectureships focused on breast cancer developments. In addition, it annually supports five breast cancer research studies at Upstate with $250,000 in funding through its allocations program. Since 2002, the fund has awarded Upstate researchers more than $3 million to further their studies into the cause of breast cancer. The Baldwin family dedicates their research grants and the endowed lectures in memory of women who have been affected by the disease.
“The Baldwin Fund generously supports education and scientific inquiry, both of which are vital to further our understanding of breast cancer,” Sharma said. “We are very fortunate in Central New York to have such support on an annual basis.”
Bleicher will present “Axillary Management in 2019: If You’re Not Confused, You’re Probably Not Paying Attention” on Oct. 16. His talk will address current standards in axillary management for breast cancer; common questions about axillary management and offer a review of controversies in axillary management for breast cancer. The lecture
Bleicher is an associate professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Penn. He is also the program director for the institution’s Society of Surgical Oncology-accredited Breast Fellowship Program, and the leader of the
He serves on
Bleicher’s research has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, JAMA Oncology and most recently the Annuals of Surgical Oncology for “Perioperative Delays in the Treatment of DCIS and the Associated Incident of Invasive Breast Cancer.”
Bissell will speak on “Why We Don’t Get More Cancer: The critical role of extracellular matrix and microenvironment in malignancy and dormancy” Nov. 6. The lecture
Bissell is Distinguished Senior Scientist, (the highest rank bestowed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), serves as senior advisor to the laboratory Director on Biology. She is on the faculty four graduate groups at the University of California, Berkeley: Comparative Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Molecular Toxicology, and Bioengineering. She has challenged several established
Bissell earned her doctorate in microbiology and molecular genetics from Harvard Medical School. She was the founding director of the Cell and Molecular Biology Division and later the associate laboratory director for life sciences at Berkeley Lab, where she recruited scientists and developed a strong program in cell and molecular biology and breast cancer.
Bissell has published more than 400 publications and is one of the most sought-after speakers in the field. She has received numerous
To recognize Bissell’s work as a mentor, the University of Porto, Portugal, established the Minna J. Bissell Award, which is given every three years to a person whose work has dramatically changed a field of science.
Bissell is a fellow of numerous scientific academies, including the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine and American Philosophical Society.
Caption: Richard Bleicher, MD, and Minna Bissell, PhD, will deliver the Carol M. Baldwin Endowed Lectures this fall.