DALLASMore than 2,100 guests attended the Susan G. Komen
Foundations 16th Annual National Awards luncheon. Candice
Bergen, star of the former CBS sitcom, Murphy Brown, received
the Foundations most prestigious honorthe Betty
Ford Awardfor her portrayal of the characters battle
with breast cancer during the shows final season.
Two breast cancer researchers were also honored. Steven E. Harms, MD,
professor and director of Imaging Research, University of Arkansas,
received the award for Scientific Distinction for developing a
minimally invasive laser treatment for small breast cancers. [Look
for a report on this research in an upcoming issue of ONI.] Gilbert
F. Friedell, MD, director emeritus of the Markey Cancer Center,
University of Kentucky, received the award for Individual Community
Service for innovative cancer education programs and research.