What You Don’t Know About the Most Aggressive Type of Breast Cancer – and Why it Disproportionately Affects Black Women

Dr. Monique Gary, DO, MSc, FACS of the Grand View Health/Penn Cancer Network Cancer Program discusses metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most aggressive type of breast cancer, why it disproportionately affects black women and recent treatment advances.   She is joined by  Ricki Fairley, CEO and Co-Founder of Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance and a Stage 3A TNBC survivor who shares her experience and talks about why she founded Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance.   

Monique Gary DO, MSc, FACS is a board certified, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, and medical director of the Grand View Health/Penn Cancer Network cancer program in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, where she also serves as director of the breast program.

Dr. Gary holds clinical faculty appointments at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Penn Medicine, and Texas Christian University/UNT Health Sciences in Fort Worth, Texas. As a physician, researcher, advocate, and expert on cancer and healthcare disparities, she is passionate about developing integrative, holistic, and innovative approaches to cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship both in the Delaware Valley and throughout the world.

Dr. Gary serves on the board of several national oncology advocacy and empowerment organizations, serving as medical director for Touch, the Black Breast Cancer Alliance, and a medical advisor for Tigerlily Foundation. She is also a member of the board of directors for the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Gary was recognized as a Leading Physician of the World and Top Breast Surgeon in Pennsylvania for 2017, 2018, and 2019, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the highest distinction awarded to surgeons in the nation.

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