Publications in the public press with GBCA authors 

October 20, 2015
I may be ready to sign up for a big race to celebrate three years cancer-free, but it turns out that the fear of recurrence may never be far from my mind.
It's been three years this week. Three years since I heard the words, "You have cancer." I was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2012, and since it is such an aggressive form of breast cancer, the first three-year period is the most critical for recurrence.

October 12, 2015

Thoughts on losing my last shred of dignity during breast cancer treatment and the Mardi Gras beads I earned along the way.

I think every woman who has given birth to a child feels like the process of growing, birthing and breastfeeding a brand new tiny human takes away just about every shred of dignity that she has. Like many moms, after getting two kiddos through babyhood, my body rarely felt like it was my own, and it certainly didn't feel nearly as sacred as it had pre-baby.

January 6, 2014
Breast cancer didn’t beat me. But the term survivor just doesn’t feel right. 

In June 1999, a new bride, I moved to Arlington to attend graduate school at Georgetown University. My husband was starting a postdoctoral fellowship at the FDA, and I had chosen the Tumor Biology Training Program at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown. Lombardi has a nationally re-nowned breast cancer program, and I soon settled into a lab doing breast cancer research alongside many talented scientists.

June 5, 2007, WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Todd Chisholm, 44, met Deborah Charles on a cycling tour of the Grand Canyon and married her in 2003. A commercial pilot, he cut back on work during her treatment for breast cancer to be at her side.