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.
Robert Cook-Deegan, MD, is a research professor and director of Genome Ethics, Law and Policy at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy in Durham, N.C.
Dr. Helen Coons, a board certified clinical health psychologist, is president and clinical director of Women’s Mental Health Associates, in Denver, Colorado. She specializes in improving the well-being of women with breast, gynecological, colon and other cancers.
Linda Cooper, LCSW, OSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified oncology social worker.
Suzanne B. Coopey, MD is an assistant in surgery in the division of oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Ms. Coyne is program director at The Wellness Community of Philadelphia, where she works frequently with children and parents. Previously, she practiced social work at Fox Chase Cancer Center, developing educational programs and materials for children whose parents were undergoing cancer treatment.
Massimo Cristofanilli, MD, FACP, is chair of medical oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He oversees all breast cancer care in the women’s cancer center, and he co-directs the women’s cancer research program. In his practice, Dr. Cristofanilli specializes in treating patients with locally advanced and inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) as well as metastatic breast cancer.
Alysa Cummings is a breast cancer survivor, certified poetry therapist and founder of Pink Ribbon Poetry support group focusing on the power of writing to heal.
Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, is chair of the department of clinical genetics at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she holds the Timothy Talbot Endowed Chair. Dr. Daly is director of the risk assessment program which evaluates preventive approaches to breast and ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and skin cancer. Her primary areas of research include the epidemiologic and genetic aspects of breast and ovarian cancer and the translation of this information into effective cancer control approaches.
Deena Damsky Dell, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN is a clinical nurse specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
Dr. Dang is a board certified medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she works as part of a multidisciplinary team to care for women with breast cancer.