Group 3E: HR+ Breast Cancer; Triple Negative Breast Cancer; Drug Resistance

Wednesday, Dec 14 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern Time (US/New York)

Poster #P1-13-01

Targeting RRM2 for the treatment of palbociclib resistant breast cancer

Poster author Nahid Sultana, Ph.D. will attend this session

Poster #P2-16-05:

Targeting EZH2 to overcome chemoresistance in triple negative breast cancers employing combinatorial approach

Poster author Eswar Shankar, Ph.D. will attend this session

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: Erin Howe, Ph.D.

Erin is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Harper Cancer Research Institute. She completed her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She transitioned to cancer biology research following the sudden loss of her father to metastatic melanoma, and is deeply committed to fighting metastatic disease. She strongly believes that because scientific research is funded by individuals, through taxes or donations, that research should also be accessible to everyone. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, quilting, and playing with her two Australian Shepherds.