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Webinars Understanding the Unique Needs of Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

When:   Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Noon - 1 p.m. EDT

Download the podcast and presentation from this program. 

This free webinar for healthcare providers focused on the unique psychosocial and medical needs of women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45 and provided tips to help you better care for your young patients. Participants learned about the findings from LBBC’s national needs assessment of young women and the research advocacy efforts of Young Survival Coalition. 

During this webinar, our three featured speakers explained:

  • how young women affected by breast cancer’s needs are unique compared to older women.
  • the major breast cancer information and support needs of young women.
  • where young women can go to find information and emotional support and how they would like you to provide that information.
  • what programs and services LBBC and YSC offer for young women affected by breast cancer and how you can refer them to these resources.

About Our Speakers

Kimlin Ashing-Giwa, PhD
Founding Director, Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education
City of Hope Medical Center 

Kimlin Ashing-Giwa, PhD, is professor and director of the City of Hope Center of Community Alliance for research and education. Her focus is on the influence of biological, psychological, social and ecological factors on survivorship among diverse ethnic and linguistic groups. Her research interests lie in reducing the risk and burden of chronic illness, particularly cancer.

Elyse Spatz Caplan, MA
Director, Programs and Partnerships
Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Elyse oversees LBBC’s educational programming, including large-scale conferences and webinars, the Breast Cancer Helpline, written and online publications, networking programs and workshops and trainings for healthcare professionals. She is responsible for structuring and organizing new educational initiatives and works with other organizations to form partnerships that will extend the reach and depth of LBBC’s services. Elyse represents LBBC at professional and consumer conferences, and she serves as a spokesperson for national and local news media. Elyse was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 1991. In 2009, she received LBBC’s Founder’s Award for her outstanding professional contributions to educating and supporting women affected by breast cancer.

Stacy Lewis
Chief Program Officer and Deputy Chief Executive
Young Survival Coalition 

Stacy bolsters YSC’s ability to serve its constituents, bringing over 12 years of experience creating, developing and running services and programs for those with special healthcare needs. She leads programs effectively and delivers a rewarding product to YSC’s constituents. Stacy’s goals for YSC include enhancing the organization’s ability to run rewarding programs while leading new initiatives, including programs that address the needs of young women from diverse backgrounds and those living with metastatic disease.

Stacy graduated from William Paterson University and earned credentials as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) from the National Commission For Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

 This webinar is presented in partnership with