Upcoming Event to Discuss Updates in Genetic Testing and Cancer

Cancer Support Team to Host 20th Annual

Gayle K. Lee Health Awareness Luncheon in September


Keynote Wendy Chung, MD, PhD to Discuss

Latest Updates in Genetic Testing and Cancer

Cancer Support Team (CST) will host its 20th Annual Gayle K. Lee Health Awareness Luncheon on Friday, September 21st at 11:30 a.m. at the Scarsdale Golf Club in Hartsdale, NY.  Keynote speaker Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, a clinical and molecular geneticist and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Columbia University, will discuss “What’s New in Genetic Testing and Cancer”.

Dr. Chung directs NIH funded research programs on human genetics of breast cancer, pulmonary hypertension, autism, neurodevelopment disorders and birth defects.  She strives to facilitate the integration of genetic medicine into all areas of health care in a medically, scientifically and ethically sound, accessible and cost-effective manner.

New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital is the luncheon’s Silver Sponsor.

Tickets for the luncheon are $125, a portion of which is tax-deductible. Additional ticket levels are available for table sponsorships and a post-luncheon “meet and greet” with an intimate Q&A with Dr. Chung.  Those interested in attending the luncheon are encouraged to make reservations online at https://cancersupportteam.org or by calling 914-777-2777.


About Cancer Support Team

Founded in 1978, Cancer Support Team is the only Westchester-based home care program licensed by the New York State Department of Health that is solely cancer-focused and offers in-home nursing, social work counseling, case management and other supportive services at no cost and without regard to income or insurance coverage. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in southern Westchester who are affected by cancer.  CST’s professional staff of nurses, social workers and case managers, as well as an extensive network of over 100 volunteers, provides medical and support services to individuals and families at any stage of the disease. The demand for CST’s essential services remains high with 725 patients plus their families being served in 2017. Additional information about CST can be found at cancersupportteam.org.


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