Dr. Paula Gordon - Breast Cancer Basics, and What You Need to Know About Screening

Topic: Breast Cancer Basics, and What You Need to Know About Screening

About Dr. Paula Gordon:

Dr. Paula Gordon is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia, and has been practicing for over 35 years. She is Founding Medical Director of the Sadie Diamond Breast Program at BC Women’s Hospital, and a founding member of the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging. 

Her mission is for as many breast cancers as possible, to be detected early, to give women more options for less aggressive therapy, and to reduce breast cancer mortality. 

She’s a fierce advocate for advancing physicians’, other primary providers’ and women’s knowledge of breast health and screening options, including supplementary screening for women with dense breasts. 

She volunteers as Medical Advisor to Dense Breasts Canada and DenseBreast-Info.org, and as Director on the Board of the Canucks for Kids Fund.

She’s given hundreds of lectures at meetings in North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. She has received a Killam Teaching Prize from the University of British Columbia. She received a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, and was invested in the Order of British Columbia. She was named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. 

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