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Video: Reese Witherspoon Joins Avon Foundation for Women and San Francisco General Hospital to Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Avon Comprehensive Breast Center
Date:5/11/2009

Progress in Breast Cancer Research and Care in San Francisco

Award-Winning Actress Salutes Breast Cancer Partnerships

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Reese Witherspoon, award-winning actress and Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women, today joined area breast cancer experts, survivors and Avon Foundation for Women leaders for a day of events to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Avon Foundation Comprehensive Breast Center at the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and to salute critical partnerships that are making progress possible in breast cancer research and care. The work is especially meaningful since San Francisco has an unusually high incidence of breast cancer and the Bay Area has been a priority for the Avon Foundation, which has awarded grants totaling more than $30 million in the region since 2001 to find solutions to reduce incidence rates and improve patient care.

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At today's event, held at SFGH, updates on the work of the Avon Comprehensive Breast Center, breast cancer medical research and the Love/Avon Army of Women were presented by Dr. Judith Luce, Director of Oncology Services at San Francisco General Hospital and Director of the Avon SFGH Breast Cancer Center of Excellence; Dr. Thea Tlsty, Director of the Center for Translational Research for Molecular Genetics of Cancer at USCF; and Dr. Susan Love, president of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and director of the Love/Avon Army of Women. To lend personal support, Ms. Witherspoon signed up for the Love/Avon Army of Women, a groundbreaking initiative with the goal of recruiting one million women to partner with breast cancer researchers to determine the causes and preventi
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