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Philip Spanheimer, MD Wins SUS Junior Faculty Award

July 10, 2020

Congratulations to Philip Spanheimer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Spanheimer has been selected for the 2020-2021 SUS Junior Faculty Award, sponsored by the SUS Foundation, for his research project titled “TFAP2C Regulates Estrogen Responsive Transcriptomic States in Luminal Breast Cancer!” The Society of University Surgeons (SUS) was founded … Continued

John Ozols

April 15, 2020

While the risks are low, there is still a possibility of men developing breast cancer. That possibility became very real for John Ozols, who at 72 had settled comfortably into retirement. At 6’6”, a retired engineer living in Seneca, SC, his days included doing work around the house, his love for puttering in full force.

Anna Crollman

January 23, 2019

UNC Surgery patient Anna Crollman is a breast cancer survivor and sat with us to tell her cancer story. She opens up about her journey with the disease and how it led her to be an advocate for other young women fighting breast cancer.

Brenda Hensley

July 16, 2018

“I feel guilty. As a parent, I feel guilty that I’m healthy and she’s not.” Brenda Hensley, a 54-year-old elementary school teacher in Jacksonville, North Carolina shares her feelings about what it was like when her daughter, Krystle, was diagnosed with cancer. “We have the same genetic makeup, but she got cancer, and I didn’t. I know I will have to live with the fact that my genes were passed down to my baby girl, forcing her to fight for her physical and mental life, causing her to lose friendships, lose her hair, and lose her ability to bear children.”

Krystle Hensley

July 13, 2018

Krystle’s journey started in July of 2016, when she was a 27 year old graduate student at Tulane, and had her whole life ahead of her when she felt a bump during a breast self-examination. When the results of her mammogram came in, Krystle was diagnosed with stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma, more commonly known as stage 1 breast cancer.