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Other Breast Cancer Experts

In addition to our Medical Advisory Board members, Living Beyond Breast Cancer is fortunate to have many other breast cancer experts who donate their time and energy to serve as speakers, reviewers, advocates and expert resources.

Kent Hoskins, MD

Kent Hoskins, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is a medical oncologist and serves as the director of the familial breast cancer program and co-leader of the population health program at the University of Illinois Cancer Center.

Mary K. Hughes, MS, RN, CNS, CT

Mary K. Hughes, MS, RN, CNS, CT, is a faculty member at Texas Woman’s University and The University of Texas Houston. She has been a clinical nurse specialist in the psychiatry department at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center since 1990.

Sara Hurvitz, MD

Sara Hurvitz, MD, is assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she is also co-director of the Santa Monica-UCLA Outpatient Oncology Practice; medical director of the Clinical Research Unit of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center; and director of the Breast Oncology Program, Division of Hematology-Oncology.

Dianne L. Hyman, MSN, RN, OCN

Ms. Hyman is an oncology nurse and clinical nurse navigator at the Cooper Cancer Institute of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, where she helps the newly diagnosed understand and navigate their care. 

Claudine Isaacs, MD, FRCPC

Claudine Isaacs, MD, FRCPC is the co-director of the breast cancer program and the medical director of the Fisher Center for Familial Cancer Research at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, where she is also professor of medicine and oncology. 

Jennifer Ivanovich, MS, MBA

Jennifer Ivanovich, MS, MBA, is a research assistant professor of surgery in the division of public health sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and a certified genetic counselor.

Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW

Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW is a nurse, social worker, child development specialist, and speaker who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

Linda A. Jacobs, PhD, RN

Shabnam Jaffer, MD

Shabnam Jaffer, MD, is an associate professor of pathology and oncological sciences at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

Debra Jarvis, MDiv

Debra Jarvis, MDiv, is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ. She is the author of several books, most recently It’s Not About the Hair: And Other Certainties of Life and Cancer which was a finalist for the 2009 Washington State Book Awards.