Medical Advisory Board

The mission of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Medical Advisory Board is to serve as an expert resource on issues of concern to people affected by breast cancer and their families and to assist with outreach to other health professionals and consumers about the breadth of LBBC programs for people affected by breast cancer.

Many Medical Advisory Board members help with reviewing content for our website and publications, serve as speakers at our events and help answer your questions about breast cancer during our ask-the-expert series.


  • ​Janet L. Abrahm, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, is a member of the adult palliative care division in the department of psychosocial oncology and palliative care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

  • Tiffany Avery, MD, MPH, is a board-certified medical oncologist with a special interest in breast cancer and differences in cancer survival. Dr. Avery has focused on clinical research and the care of people with breast cancer.

  • Dr. Barg is associate professor of family medicine and community health in the school of medicine and associate professor in the department of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Kimberly L. Blackwell, MD, is professor of medicine and assistant professor of radiation oncology at Duke University Medical Center and director of the breast cancer program at the Duke Cancer Institute, in Durham, North Carolina, where she oversees all basic and translational research programs involving breast cancer patients. She is board certified in medical oncology.

  • Dr. Block is an internationally recognized integrative cancer treatment specialist, researcher and educator.

  • Virginia F. Borges, MD is the deputy head of the division of medical oncology and the John C. and Patricia Young-Connor Endowed Chair in Young Women’s Breast Cancer at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.