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Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Welcomes New Medical Advisor, Stephanie Graff, MD

(Oct. 16, 2020) Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research is thrilled to announce the appointment of a new Medical Advisor joining the Foundation’s team this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Joining is Stephanie Graff, MD, an accomplished physician who is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Graff has a strong background in cancer treatment. She is a director of both Clinical Research and the Breast Program at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest, Associate Director of the Breast Cancer Research Program at Sarah Cannon Research Institute, and National Breast Lead for the Sarah Cannon

Cancer Network’s clinical programs. Dr. Graff received a Graduate Degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and completed a breast oncology sub-fellowship from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Graff plays an integral part in numerous programs committed to ending breast cancer and breast cancer treatment. She leads the BE AWARE & Breast Cancer Prevention Clinics at Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health, as well as the High-Risk Women’s Program both at Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health and for the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network. She serves on the American Cancer Society Kansas/Kansas City Area Board and The Research Foundation Board. She is active in the American Society of Clinical Oncology, serving on several committees, and is currently participating in the prestigious ASCO Leadership Development Program. She also writes as a contributor of KevinMD, and is a sought-after public speaker. Her clear dedication and success led her to receive the Frist Humanitarian Award for her extensive work in the community.

Dr. Graff is well known for passionately connecting with patients to provide personalized, comprehensive oncology care, advancing breast cancer research, and breast cancer prevention.

“The time that I spend with my patients is my time away from my family, and just like their family is what is most important to them, my family is what is most important to me. They become my family. I know the names of their grandchildren, I know where they’re going on vacation next month, I know when their daughter is getting married… being a part of that and sharing those memories and stories with my patients, and seeing them blossom in their life after cancer, is so powerful. I am thankful every day that that’s what I get to do for a living,” says Dr. Stephanie Graff.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Stephanie Graff join the Foundation as a Medical Advisor. With her invaluable experience as a leading national expert on oncology care and breast cancer research, Dr. Graff will play an integral role in continuing to expand our global research programs and getting us closer to discovering an end to breast cancer,” says Susan Love, MD, MBA, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer at Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

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