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Self-Advocacy Starts With You: Join the Women’s Health Breast Cancer 101 Virtual Event


Join The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) women’s health researchers and others tomorrow night, Oct. 8, at 6:30pm ET for a free webinar, titled “Self-Advocacy Starts With You: Breast Cancer 101.”



The virtual Series: “RealTalk With the Experts” provides a unique opportunity for you to gain state-of-the-art health knowledge and ask specific questions to world-renowned experts. In the session, medical experts will provide an overview of breast cancer with a focus on how women of color can be empowered through knowledge about the disease.



The primary goal of the webinar is to have women be their own best advocates for breast health. Other goals include:


  • Inform and empower women to take responsibility for their health.
  • Encourage women to understand their health options.
  • Identify services, resources, and products that best help them prevent poor health, which reduces the number of health issues and creates health equity.



Breast Cancer Mastectomy Resource Empowerment




Webinar guests and speakers include:




Session Chair

Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Population Health

Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine; Associate

Director for Disparities & Value in Healthcare, Duke Forge;

Director, Durham VA Breast Clinic













Marissa Howard-McNatt, M.D.
















Associate Professor of Surgery, Wake

Forest School of Medicine; Director,

Breast Care Center; Surgical Leader,

Breast Disease-Oriented Team






Jennifer Plichta, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Surgery;

Director, Breast Risk Assessment Clinic,

Duke University




Registration is free; and closes at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event. The Zoom link will be provided prior to webinar.


Register and learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month at:  https://niehs.nih.gov/whad.

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