Tag Archives: women’s cancers

2 Kids, 1 Experience

Battling cancer is a traumatic experience for the patient and their loved ones, regardless of age. Have you ever thought about what it is like to be a child with a mother battling breast cancer? Here lies a recollection by two young adults, DJ Reed and Emma De Suyrot, about what it was like to be a 7 or 8 year-old with a mother who is battling breast cancer. 
Today, DJ is 21 and Emma is 20. Both are college juniors studying in Boston, MA. DJ is a New Yorker, through and through, while Emma is French-Japanese and was raised in …


A New Center, an Ongoing Mission by Robert Levy

The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers began with an insight into the nature of cancer – and of human psychology. Researchers were discovering that cancers of the breast and female reproductive tract were more closely related at a basic biological level than had been thought. It was also clear that women’s cancers – wherever they originate – unite patients in a kind of sisterhood of shared concern and experience.
Bringing research and clinical programs in all women’s cancers under a single umbrella would, it was thought, create a natural alliance for better care and smarter science. That goal proved …