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Alice Judkins Lecture Series

Alice Judkins Lecture Series
Leading the Research Revolution in Women's Cancer Care
M. D. Anderson News Release 09/26/00

Noon - Friday, Sept. 29, 2000

Hickey Auditorium, 11th floor Clark Clinic
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.

Guest lecturer Nancy Moncrief, a three-time cancer survivor and mother of four, will provide a patient's perspective on issues in fertility after cancer treatment at the first annual Alice Judkins Lecture Series.  Scientific presentations on recent advances in the area also will be given by Dr. David Gershenson, chairman of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, and Dr. Richard Theriault, professor of breast medical oncology.

Nancy Moncrief is a native Houstonian who survived Hodgkin's disease, thyroid cancer and breast cancer.  Her inspirational story of survival credits the doctors and scientists at M. D. Anderson for their expert care and compassion in helping her overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.  She weaves an account of heartbreak and victory supported by her family.

The lecture series, which is named for Alice Judkins, coordinator of surgical breast services for the Department of Surgical Oncology, was established by a gift from Nina Donnelley as a result of her great admiration for Judkins and in honor of her exemplary service at M. D. Anderson.  Dedicated to advancing women's cancer care, this lecture is the first of its kind at M. D. Anderson and believed to be first of its kind in the nation to honor a registered nurse.  Attendance at the lecture qualifies for Continuing Medical Education credit.

Alice Judkins was described by one colleague as the "keystone in the Roman arch of the Multidisciplinary Breast Care Center for the surgical breast cancer patient" at M. D. Anderson.  Her focus on each patient's overall medical well-being and her commitment to placing the patient at the center of the team approach is regarded as a model for health care professionals.  Judkins is widely published and recognized as an outstanding teacher and mentor. 

She serves as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing.  Her awards include a fellowship in the American College of Nurse Practitioners; the Ethel Fleming Arceneaux Outstanding Nurse-Oncologist Award sponsored by The Brown Foundation, Inc.; and finalist for the Julie and Ben Rogers Award for Excellence.

09/26/00


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