Dr. Harness shares his motivation for caring for women with breast cancer.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
The number one cancer killer of women in the world is breast cancer. I think we have thought for years that it’s cervical. It’s big, obviously cervical is big, but breast is the biggest.
There is a major global initiative that has been started with the World Health Organization, The Coleman Foundation, and other groups to start looking at matching the treatment, the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer around the world to the available resources in that geographic location. And it depends on the resources and standards are being written for what’s proper, given a geographic location, where a woman has breast cancer.
I see this really growing. I see this being a major role for EmpowHer. I see it being a major role for the Web as millions of women are on the Web, and this whole thing is in evolution right now.
About Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness, M.D., is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.