Educational Web Series

July 2016
Komen EWS – Episode 5

Finding A Cure for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer — Insights from the Lab

Julia Rohrberg, PhD

Susan G Komen Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, San Francisco
Laboratory of Dr. Andrei Goga

Dr. Rohrberg received her PhD from the Technische Universität of Muenchen, German and is currently a postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Francisco, UCSF working in the laboratory of  Andrei Goga, MD PhD. Dr. Rohrberg is the recipient of the 2016 Women In Cancer Research Scholar Award, and received a Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Grant for the following work:

“I identified the protein TPX2 for being essential for triple-negative breast cancer cells to divide, a process essential for tumor growth. I seek to understand how the depletion of TPX2 causes cancer cell death with the goal of identifying a novel targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer.”

May 2016
Komen EWS – Episode 4

Fertility Preservation Options for Young Women with Breast Cancer

This Episode Made Possible By

Wang smWei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
San Francisco Oncology

Medical Director , Cancer Genetics Program
California Pacific Medical Center

Dr. Wei Wang received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Medical Oncology fellow at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center and University of Washington in Seattle. He was a recipient of the ASCO Young Investigator Award. His research was also supported by the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Avon Foundation. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals such as Science, Immunity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Immunology, and Cancer Research. He has a strong interest in targeted and immunotherapy treatments for cancers.

April 2016
Komen EWS – Episode 3
How To Have Healthy Skin, Hair, and Nails During Cancer Treatments

WelshDr. Kathleen M. Welsh
Founder, Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology
Staff, California Pacific Medical Center

Practicing for over 20 years, Dr. Welsh specializes in laser and cosmetic dermatology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California Berkeley, and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her medicine residency at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and specialty training in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She was the Chief of Dermatology for Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, and established and directed the Permanente Cosmetic Dermatology program, which has become a model for similar programs, nationwide. She is the Founder and Principal of Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology and Bay Area Body.

She is one of a handful of Allergan’s Black Diamond status providers, which is the  highest level nationally. She is a sought after trainer and lecturer at national meetings.

A Northern California native, Dr. Welsh lives in San Francisco with her husband, an Emergency Physician. Dr. Welsh is an avid skier, hiker and kite boarder. She is competing in her first Tough Mudder in Tahoe June 2016. A organic gardener  is returning to her “roots” by growing vegetables on her urban roof.


Dr. Welsh has created the Simple Wellness Kit (pictured above), gentle skin care for anyone going through cancer treatments. This set includes Dr. Welsh’s Ultra Gentle Cleanser, Complete Hydration for Eyes and Lips, Sheer Physical Sunscreen (SPF 50+), and Bio Restorative Cream. 40% of all sales of these kits using the code Komen will be donated to The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. More information is available at

March 2016

Komen EWS – Episode 2
Chemical Exposure and Cancer: Facts and Questions

Dr. William Goodson III

Senior Scientist, CPMC Research Institute, San Francisco

In the second episode of our Komen San Francisco Bay Area Educational Web Series, Dr. William Goodson discusses the latest research pertaining to chemical exposure and cancer, a field that is very much in flux.

February 2016
Komen EWS – Episode 1
The New Biology of Breast Cancer and its Therapeutic Implications

sledgeDr. George Sledge, Jr.
Chief of Oncology, Stanford University
Chief Scientific Medical Advisor, Susan G. Komen

In the first episode of the Komen San Francisco Bay Area Educational Web Series, Dr. George Sledge Jr. focuses on how understanding the biology of breast cancer has lead to advances in the treatment. Please share this video so more people will have access to this wonderful explanation of how breast cancer therapies work and what the future treatment options might look like.

A transcript of this video is available upon request.  Please email for a copy or download it here.

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