July 8, 2005

Event highlights support from Komen Foundation

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Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, presents a gift to Nancy Allen, president of the board of the Greater Nashville Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
photo by Mary Donaldson

Event highlights support from Komen Foundation

The Greater Nashville Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research announced its 2005 grant recipients June 21 at a reception hosted by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

The event was designed to highlight the recipients, showcase Komen-funded work at Vanderbilt-Ingram and honor the local affiliate and the foundation for its support of breast cancer research and programs, specifically work being conducted at Vanderbilt.

Among the 13 grants announced were five to Vanderbilt-based faculty and staff:

• Breast Health Initiative, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services, offers mammograms for low-income, minority, senior women.

• Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Uninsured and Underinsured Breast Cancer Patients.

• Family Cancer Risk Service, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, offers counseling and guidance about inherited risk of breast cancer as well as guidance and discussion about genetic testing.

• Genetic Testing for the Underserved Population, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

• Hereditary Breast Cancer Education, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, promotes understanding of factors that may indicate the possibility of hereditary cancer, both to community members and to health professionals conducting educational programs.

Awards were also presented to the American Association of Refugee and Immigrant Women, Saint Thomas Health Services Fund, YMCA in Clarksville and Cool Springs, Gilda's Club Nashville, Sisters Network Nashville, Saint Thomas Hospital and Nashville General Hospital at Meharry/Friends in General.