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.