Featured Speakers 

Virginia Borges, MD, MMSc

Associate Professor, Medical Oncology

Director, Young Women’s Breast Cancer Translational Program

University of Colorado Cancer Center


Dr. Borges is an associate professor, clinician and researcher at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. She is the director of The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Translational Program, which focuses on treating and understanding breast cancer in young women. Her research focuses on clinical trials with hormonal, targeted and immunotherapies, including developing vaccines and examining possible biologic differences and therapy targets for cancers in young women.


Dr. Borges is a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board
Lu Ann Cahn

Reporter, Wife, Mother, Blogger, Cancer Survivor


Mrs. Cahn is the author ofI Dare Me, a look back on a year that changed everything for her. She is an eight-time Emmy award-winning journalist with NBC10 News in Philadelphia. In 1991, Ms. Cahn made national headlines when she publicly told her story of breast cancer treatment at age 35 after a missed diagnosis. Her 1992 special report “Breast Cancer: My Personal Story” won a national Clarion award and two Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmys.


Clifford A. Hudis, MD

Chief, Breast Cancer Medicine Service

Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Hudis is chief of the breast cancer medicine service and attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he is a professor of medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is the immediate past-president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. His research interests include developing medicines, with a focus on integrating new agents into the treatment plan.


Dr. Hudis is a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board.

Rita Nanda, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Director, Breast Medical Oncology Program

University of Chicago Medicine


Dr. Nanda specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She has special interest and expertise in triple-negative, early-onset, hereditary and locally advanced breast cancers. Dr. Nanda’s research interests include identifying novel treatments that will improve outcomes for women with all forms of breast cancer.

Marisa C. Weiss, MD

President and Founder, Breastcancer.org


Dr. Weiss is the founder, president and guiding force behind Breastcancer.org. A breast cancer oncologist, Dr. Weiss practices at Lankenau Medical Center, part of the Main Line Health Hospitals of the Thomas Jefferson University Health System in the Philadelphia area. She serves as director of breast radiation oncology and director of breast health outreach. Dr. Weiss has authored four books on breast cancer and breast health. She createdThink Pink, Live Green, a global breast cancer prevention initiative that educates women about lifestyle choices that may increase risk of developing the disease.

Additional Speakers

Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq


Triage Cancer

Aleezé Sattar Moss, PhD

Research Associate and Mindfulness Instructor

The Mindfulness Institute, Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine


Gregory D. Garber, MSW, LCSW, CCM

Supervising Social Worker, Kimmel Cancer Center,

Department of Medical Oncology,
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Allison Nilsen, LMSW

Women’s Cancers Program at



Pamela J. Ginsberg, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Private Practice, Doylestown, PA

Katherine O’Brien

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network


Ann Honebrink, MD, FACOG

Medical Director, Penn Health for Women at Radnor

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Kanu P. Sharan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper



Lisa McLaughlin, MSW, LSW, OSW-C

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper



Nancy Stordahl

Educator, Author and Blogger
Nancy’s Point


Nicole McLean

My Fabulous Boobies


Carrie Tompkins Stricker, PhD, RN

Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center Chief Clinical Officer, and Co-Founder, On Q Health, Inc.