Group 3C: Immune microenvironment, Tumor microenvironment, Therapeutic target

Tuesday, Nov 22 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Time (US/New York)

Poster #1: 

An emerging paradigm of Cxcl12/Cxcr4 involvement in breast cancer metastasis

Poster #2:

The influence of sex on the immune microenvironment in male and female breast cancer

Mentor: Terri Shipp, M.S.

Terri Shipp shares a passion for science and the education of women affected by breast cancer.  She was personally affected by the disease as a young woman and 12 years later was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.  She holds a master’s degree in science in the field of electrical engineering and has actively attended many conferences and seminars on breast cancer.

She graduated in 2022 from Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s (LBBC) Hear My Voice Metastatic Advocacy Program and the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD Program.  She also supports METAvivor’s Michigan #LightUpMBC and the Stage IV Stampede teams.

In 2021, she became an advocate for GRASP and has participated in multiple poster reviews with the authors of various scientific studies.  This year, she moved to the mentor advocate roll. She is excited to be a part of these program.

Scientist: Nicole Traphagen, Ph.D.

I’m from upstate New York. My research interests are focused on hormone receptor biology and endocrine resistance in cancer, and in developing treatment strategies for endocrine resistant disease.  I received my PhD in Cancer Biology from Dartmouth College, where I worked under the supervision of Todd Miller to determine the anti-cancer mechanism of action of estrogen therapy in breast cancer.  I also have a B.S. in Biomolecular Science from Clarkson University. In my free time I enjoy reading, running, and hiking with my dog, and I love to travel and visit new places.

Twitter: @NicoleTraphagen