|Meeting #1 about Women's Cancers|
This season's mixer was managed and co-moderated by Lennard Gettz (founder of NYCRA). The first half of the event presented 2 cancer clinicians- Dr. Robert L. Bard & Dr. Noelle Cutter speaking about UPDATES IN CANCER CARE. Dr. Cutter is an assoc. professor at Molloy University, a clinical researcher at Cold Spring Harbor Labs and is part of research programs about Dense Breasts and its link to Breast Cancer. Dr. Bard is a seasoned NYC-based cancer researcher & imaging specialist focused on Breast, Ovarian, Skin and Prostate.
WHO IS NANCY NOVACK?
NANCY'S LIST: The Power of Compassion and Loving Help
This meeting, hosted by the Coalition for Women's Cancers aligned a special grouping of community leaders, clinicians and advocates working together to share information about the current state of cancer care. "It was such an honor to finally be connected with Nancy", starts Dr. Leslie Valle-Montoya- recently elected executive director of ICRS. "You couldn't be in the cancer awareness community and not hear about Nancy's List. To hear firsthand HER story (with that soft and genuinely loving voice) including how it all started truly hits you deep into your soul- and makes you want to be part of her mission!"
I am a survivor of 20 years of stage four ovarian cancer. I knew nothing about cancer at that time, and just was complaining of what I thought was an appendicitis attack. (Of course) that didn't turn out that way. I was swept away to Stanford where I was treated pretty traditionally by a wonderful man whom I have a tremendous amount of respect and trust in- and I haven't had a recurrence in 20 years. I love being Stanford's poster poster child, but I think in the process I learned a great deal about the psychology (which I'm a psychologist) of cancer. I don't have the medical knowledge, but I certainly understand the psychology within my work with so many cancer patients. (see complete spotlight on Nancy Novack of Nancy's List)