Together we can end breast cancer.

by Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation
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Together we can end breast cancer.
Together we can end breast cancer.
Together we can end breast cancer.
Together we can end breast cancer.
Together we can end breast cancer.
Together we can end breast cancer.
Together we can end breast cancer.

Project Report | Feb 28, 2020
Announcing the tenth Lynn Sage Scholar

By Angie Fekrat | Executive Director

Dr. Hibler
Dr. Hibler

What a wonderful world it would be if we could PREVENT breast cancer, instead of simply treat it.

The Lynn Sage Foundation is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Hibler, Ph.D. as the tenth Lynn Sage Scholar.  She has dedicated her career to the prevention of breast cancer, specifically studying the biological links between behavior and breast cancer risk.  Dr. Hibler is an Assistant Professor of Preventative Medicine in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  Her lab investigates precision prevention programs for high-risk individuals. 

High breast density is a common risk factor for breast cancer, as it can mask tumors on traditional mammography.  Studies show that high rates of physical activity are associated with lower breast density, however it is not clear why.  As a Lynn Sage Scholar, Dr. Hibler’s research program will examine the relationship between physical activity, DNA methylation (a biological process that indicates which genes are turned on and off) and breast density. 

This study will objectively measure the physical activity of a population of women with high and low breast density via device-based tracking.  Dr. Hibler will then assess the effect of physical activity on breast density looking for specific biological links.  The goal of her project is to identify molecular biomarkers to incorporate into breast cancer risk prediction models and to develop personalized plans of physical activity for breast cancer prevention. 

"I’m so excited to receive a Lynn Sage Scholar award,” comments Dr. Hibler.  “The support from this award will allow me to continue my research in understanding the epidemiology of high breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer.”

With this award, The Lynn Sage Foundation is excited to continue investing in innovative theories and further the understanding of how to prevent breast cancer.  Thank you for your generous support, which makes this award possible. 

Hibler Introduction
Hibler Introduction

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