Assistant Professor of Anatomy Abigail Hielscher, PhD, whose area of research is breast cancer, is in the midst of planning a May 11 breast health fair at GA-PCOM where participants can learn about the disease. Her goal is for community members to be able to apply this knowledge to their personal health and to take the information to friends and family, she said.
Dr. Hielschers research is focused on determining how the environment in which a tumor cell resides promotes breast cancer. The best way to think about this is to picture a tumor cell as a weed and the environment as the surrounding soil. Were trying to determine how the soil (environment) promotes growth of the weed (tumor), she explained.
For more information about the health fair, visit www.pcom.edu.