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The Lynn Sage Foundation

In partnership with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, the Lynn Sage Foundation created The Lynn Sage Scholars Program in 2004. The first scholar was Jacqueline Jeruss, MD, PhD, a talented researcher whose investigations focus on breast cancer growth factors, staging, and progression.

Dr. Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSC, was the second scholar. Sheconducts laboratory-based research to determine the impact of genetic biomarkers on breast cancer diagnosis and prognosis. Dr. Kaklamani is dedicated to advancing our understanding of cancer to open the door to better treatment options and improved patient care.

The current Lynn Sage Scholar is Chonghui Cheng, MD, PhD. Her research focuses on investigating the biological components and pathways that control tumor metastasis and recurrence. This represents two major obstacles in the successful treatment of cancer.

The Lynn Sage Foundation was established by Yale Sage and his daughters, Halee and Laura, in memory of their wife and mother. The Foundation was conceived to respond to high-priority breast cancer research, recruitment, and retention needs at the Lurie Cancer Center, and is committed to the discovery of a cure.

"The Lynn Sage Foundation has given me the support to examine the role of obesity and obesity related genes in breast cancer. This will help our breast cancer patients live longer and better lives."
- Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology

"Our lives were profoundly changed the day our mom and wife Lynn Sage was diagnosed with breast cancer. To memorialize her name and to end a disease that impacts countless families just like our own, we created the Lynn Sage Foundation. By partnering with the researchers at the Lurie Cancer Center, we believe we are helping to create something invaluable in the struggle against this disease: hope."
- Laura, Halee, and Yale Sage

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