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A Glimmer of Hope Presents $100,000 to Magee

3/23/2009
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A Glimmer of Hope president, Diana Napper, along with Alan Faneca and wife Julie, and Health Miller and wife Katie, presented Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation a $100,000 check to support premenopausal breast cancer research Monday, March 23, 2009. More than 30 attendees were present.

Paniti Sukumvanich, M.D., assistant professor of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences in the division of gynecologic oncology at Magee, leads the largest premenopausal study on breast cancer in the United States. Currently, there are more than 250,000 women under 40 years old living with breast cancer. This cohort of women is more likely to die from the disease compared to older women and little is known in regards to the reproductive potential of these patients.

"A Glimmer of Hope is a fantastic organization who has been very generous and devoted to this cause," said Dr. Sukumvanich. "I'm very grateful that Magee has been able to collaborate with them on this project."

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