Esserman & Hwang: TIME’s Top 100 — (And My Top 10!)

Donna Pinto wrote this great post after our meeting last week with other patient advocates, researchers and clinical trial staff to discuss the new PCORI DCIS COMET study that is in development. Thanks to Shelley Hwang, Ann Partridge, Alastair Thompson, and Jennifer Gierisch for including us in the Study Leadership Team!

More DCIS info here.

DCIS 411

Highlights-Esserman-Hwang-TIME100-Blog-270x85What a major milestone this is!

Laura Esserman and Shelley Hwang — named to the 2016TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World!

Why are These Doctors in My Top 10?

From the day I received a DCIS diagnosis and I was told of the very drastic and aggressive treatments, I began to investigate what intuitively felt seriously wrong. I was scared, confused and overwhelmed, but thankfully I soon discovered two breast surgeons leading a “controversial” call for change and discussing the problem of “over-treatment” of DCIS.

Laura Esserman and  Shelley Hwang became my heroes.  They were both boldly taking a stance — challenging the medical status quo when it came to DCIS and calling for radical change. I have been following and promoting their important messages for over six years.

Up until recently the mainstream media didn’t pay much attention to them. Celebrities with DCIS choosing double mastectomies…

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