For some families, cancer is in their genes. But this didn’t stop Hattie Sherman from conquering it. She knows what it’s like to navigate the turbulence and challenges that breast cancer brings. Hattie is a third-generation survivor of hereditary breast cancer and is helping her sisters navigate their futures, all of whom face similar risks for hereditary breast cancers.
Supported by a Conquer Cancer grant, Stacey A. Cohen, MD, is working to uncover the genetic and environmental factors that cause gastrointestinal cancers - including what causes these diseases to multiply and spread in the body.
William Matsui, MD, received Conquer Cancer grants in 2001 and 2004 to accelerate stem cell research for patients with multiple myeloma. More than two decades later, Dr. Matsui continues moving vital breakthroughs from the lab into promising treatments.
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Hattie is a third-generation survivor of hereditary breast cancer, following her mother, Molly, and grandmother, Mary Ann. Fortunately, as advances in cancer research continued, each generation of Hattie's family experienced improved treatment options.
In this episode, Hattie, Molly, and Dr. Patt join Your Stories host, Dr. Mark Lewis, for a candid conversation about the intergenerational impact of conquering cancer. They talk about the turbulence and challenges that breast cancer brings and share why sustained support for cancer research is necessary for advancements in treatment to continue.
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