Sanford physician joins National Breast Cancer Roundtable

Dr. Shirlene Smook to work on risk reduction, screening and early detection

Sanford physician joins National Breast Cancer Roundtable

Shirlene Smook, M.D., family medicine and breast health specialist at the Edith Sanford Breast Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was selected to participate as a workgroup member for the Risk Reduction, Screening and Early Detection Priority Workgroup led by the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Smook will contribute her tremendous expertise over the course of summer 2023 to develop recommendations in collaboration with a national panel of physicians.

The American Cancer Society’s National Breast Cancer Roundtable is a national coalition of member organizations dedicated to leading collective action across the nation so that every person and their support systems will know and understand breast cancer risk and screening needs, and can access timely, high-quality, and compassionate screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care needed to improve their survival and quality of life.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to dialogue with other physicians and bring Sanford Health’s perspective and unique expertise, showcasing innovation and clinical excellence to the American Cancer Society,” said Dr. Smook. “I am honored and humbled to join forces with the national leader in the fight against cancer as we seek to reduce risks for patients and promote early detection.”

The National Breast Cancer Roundtable is one of the American Cancer Society’s six mission-critical national roundtables. The national roundtable model unites organizations in collaborative partnerships to advance their shared visions to give all people a fair and just opportunity to prevent and survive cancer.

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