In Loving Memory of Judah Gubbay
Judah died of breast cancer at 43 after a 13 year fight. Men have a higher mortality rate from this disease (27% vs 19%) because it often goes undiagnosed. People think it is only a woman's disease.
MSKCC did an amazing job in caring for us and after he died I wanted to give back. We have raised over $200,000 to support male breast cancer metastasis research. With these funds we have also contributed to a plaque installed outside a mammography room in tribute to Judah at MSKCC's Evelyn Lauder Breast Center. His oncologist, Dr. Andrew Seidman, has completed and published research that we helped to fund on the unique metastasis of breast cancer to the brain.
I am extremely excited to announce that we have just completed groundbreaking research on the significant differences between male and female breast cancer which was funded by the Judah Gubbay Memorial Trust. This study was conducted by Mahmoud B. El-Tamer, MD, Jorge S. Reis-Filho, MD, PhD, FRCPath, Clifford A. Hudis, MD, Andrew D. Seidman, MD.
Our next research project will be conducted by Ayca Gucalp, MD and Tiffany Traina, MD. The primary objectives are to characterize the underlying biology that drives the development and progression of male breast cancer.
Making a contribution here is the most significant thing you can do to specifically support the understanding of male breast cancer aside from talking about it and creating awareness. Please consider helping us achieve our goal of $60,000.
For more information on the Male Breast Cancer campaign and research being done in honor of my husband, please go to thebluewave.org. To learn more about Male Breast Cancer please visit https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/types/breast-male
To donate online to Judah's fund, please click the BLUE button at the top of this page.
Checks should be made payable to MSK with Judah Gubbay Memorial Trust in the memo and mail to:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Attn: Colleen Hanley
633 Third Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10017
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