CHICAGO, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen® Chicago is proud to announce the newest member of its Board of Directors, Dennis L. Citrin, MB, PhD, medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern). He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine, and author of "Knowledge is Power: What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer."
"We are excited to bring Dr. Citrin's passion and medical knowledge to our Board," said Sean Tenner, Board of Directors President, Susan G. Komen Chicago. "He has a long history of serving with Komen Chicago including a member of the Mission and Advocacy Committee (MAC), key informant for the 2015 Komen Chicago Community Profile and keynote speaker for our early detection education project."
Dr. Citrin will lead Komen Chicago's Medical Advisory Committee to guide the Board of Directors and Staff to maximize its grant-making efforts in Chicagoland to stress the importance of early detection, address cultural and educational barriers and provide quality care for all.
"Each week, nearly 5,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. I am honored to be on the Board of Directors for Komen Chicago and help further impact this population positively," said Citrin. "The missions at CTCA and Komen Chicago mirror one another, rallying around and supporting those diagnosed with cancer."
About Susan G. Komen® Chicago
Susan G. Komen® Chicago's mission is to end breast cancer by empowering people, energizing scientists to find cures and ensuring quality care of all Chicagoland. Since 1997, Komen Chicago has awarded over $16 million to fund community programs. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by Komen Chicago are dedicated to fighting breast cancer locally. The remaining 25% support global research, including 12 research grants in Chicago. More information: www.komenchicago.org.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa that serves adult patients fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advanced treatment options with evidence-based supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects. More information: cancercenter.com.
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