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MARCH 15, 5-6 PM CT
On Sunday, March 15th, follow #BCCure and participate in Healthline's SXSW Core Conversation on "Finding a Cure for Breast Cancer: What Needs to Change." The conversation will focus on what can be transformed in breast cancer care and treatment today, the emerging role digital innovation will play in helping find a cure, and how everyone – from consumers and physicians to researchers, health plans and tech companies – can help create change.
PARTICIPANT BIOS
Marie Ennis-O'Connor Editor
Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer
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Beth Gainer Writer & Advocate
Calling the Shots
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Ann Marie Giannino-Otis Writer & Advocate
Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer
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Living Beyond Breast Cancer
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Casey Quinlan Writer & Advocate
Mighty Casey Media
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Marie Ennis-O'Connor
Marie Ennis-O'Connor is a writer, social media consultant, and author of the award-winning blog, Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer which reaches a global audience of patients, researchers, and healthcare professionals. Marie's interest in the impact of breast cancer on younger women led to her editing a patient information booklet, Younger Women, Breast Cancer and Fertility.
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Beth Gainer
Beth Gainer is the author of an upcoming book Calling the Shots: Navigating Your Way Through the Medical System and regularly blogs at www.bethgainer.com.
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Ann Marie Giannino-Otis
Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer is Ann Marie Giannino-Otis' fierce and unconventional initiative to promote awareness, early detection, and advocacy, with a special focus on how the disease impacts younger people. On behalf of her organization, Ann Marie has been featured in area publications, appeared on TV, local radio, and Huff Post Live, and hosts a series of monthly events. Since its inception in 2012, Stupid Dumb Breast Cancer has raised and contributed over $50,000 to a variety of breast cancer organizations, including Stand Up to Cancer, Duke Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Center, the Upstate Cancer Center, CancerConnects, Personal P.Ink and the Maureen's Hope Foundation.
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Casey Quinlan
After covering her share of medical stories, Casey got a breast cancer diagnosis five days before Christmas in 2007. She used her research, communication, and comedy skills to successfully navigate treatment, and then wrote "Cancer for Christmas: Making the Most of a Daunting Gift" about managing medical care, and the importance of being your own patient advocate.
In 2013, Casey was named an ePatient Scholar to Stanford's MedicineX. In 2014, she returned to MedX as a panel presenter, and was named a patient engagement expert by the World Health Organization (WHO). She works as a content strategist, hospital medicine journalist, and advocate for price transparency and open data in healthcare.
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Living Beyond Breast Cancer
LBBC’s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. National conferences, monthly webinars, regional community meetings, the Guides to Understanding Breast Cancer and a toll-free Breast Cancer Helpline are just a few examples of the services that are provided, always at little or no cost. If you are or someone you know is living with a history of breast cancer, LBBC can help. For more information, visit lbbc.org or call (855) 807-6386.
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