When it comes to fundraising for health, there’s always a lot of emphasis placed on the need for research. Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation 2020 Celebrating Women Chair Peggy Meyer and Underwriting Chair Jill Tananbaum recognized the importance of strides made in the battle against breast cancer thanks to such funding.
For Celebrating Women’s series of videos to help promote awareness, Peggy and Jill have Drs. Ronan Kelly and Lucy Wallace discuss an exciting research project Baylor Scott And White Health launched last month — the Texas Immuno-Oncology Biorepository (TIOB).”
They are collecting various body samples from women who are both high-risk and newly developed breast cancer to find bio markers with the hope that they can determine how each woman’s immune system is evolving.
As Ronan put it, “We treat every patient but learn from every patient across multiple diverse backgrounds.”
Lucy added, “The most patients we have the more samples we have. My hope is that we can identify a marker that can diagnose cancer before it becomes apparent on mammograms.”
At this time only women with newly developed breast are enrolled in the program. But with the help of funding from Celebrating Women, the hope is that those enrolled in this high-risk program will be added to provided greater data.
These videos are free of charge to help spread the word that breast cancer can be beaten thanks to research, treatments and awareness.
BTW, Lucy will be moderating the conversation with Dr. Oz on Wednesday, October 28. Remember, attending the virtual discussion is free but requires registration.
* Video provided by Baylor Scott And White Dallas Foundation