2019 - March 8th - "Role of Genetics in Prostate Cancer"
Hannah Brooks, M.D. discusses the role of genetics in prostate cancer in a case study at a high risk oncology program.
Hannah Brooks, MD, FACS practiced as a Board-Certified General and Breast Surgeon for almost three decades, and developed a clinical and academic interest in inherited cancer risk assessment during her career during her years of practice in New York City. Dr. Brooks arrived in NY's Hudson Valley to lead the coordination the Breast program at St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Cancer Center, and expanded biopsy and genetic testing services at the Dianni Breast Center of Mid Hudson Medical Group from 2009-2015. Later, she established the High Risk Breast Cancer program while a surgeon at Orange Regional Medical Center in Hudson Valley, NY. After completing the City of Hope comprehensive program in Clinical Cancer Genomics, she became Consulting Medical Director of High Risk Oncology Program at that institution, leading the effort to develop a resource for cancer risk assessment and genetic testing and interpretation, and educate community physicians, students, and laypersons in her community. Dr. Brooks received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed her residency in General Surgery at Montefiore/Einstein in NY.