Marin General Hospital Medical Oncologist Recognized at Zero Breast Cancer's 13th Annual Honor Thy Healer Awards Program

GREENBRAE, CA — Jennifer Lucas, MD, a medical oncologist at Marin General Hospital's Marin Cancer Institute, was honored as the "2012 Healing Professional" by Zero Breast Cancer, a community-based non-profit organization in Marin County that has gained national recognition for its funding and advocacy efforts. Dr. Lucas was recognized for her "expert medical treatment and compassionate care of women with breast cancer."

The award was presented at the 13th Annual Honor Thy Healer program on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Mill Valley Community Center.

"We can think of no one more deserving for this award," said Joel Sklar, Chief Medical Officer at Marin General Hospital. "She works tirelessly not only to treat her patients' cancer, but to help them navigate the complexities of their treatment. We're delighted to see her be recognized by this respected organization."

This is not the first award Dr. Lucas has received. She earned her medical degree from Georgetown University and during her residency there received several honors, including an award that exemplifies compassion and empathy. In 2005, she received the outstanding physician award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation, as well.

Dr. Lucas, a Marin native, primarily focuses on treating patients with lymphoma and breast cancer. She has been associated with California Cancer Care, a private practice, since 2000. After completing her residency at Georgetown, she completed her fellowship in medical oncology at Stanford University Medical Center, where she began her involvement in lymphoma clinical research. Currently, she is a national investigator in clinical trials and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology as well as the American Society of Hematology.

Marin General Hospital's Marin Cancer Institute (MCI) is the county's premier cancer treatment center and has attained national recognition for its innovative approach and quality of care. In addition to its three-year Accreditation and Outstanding Achievement Award from The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), the physicians of MCI are one of only 100 cancer practices nationwide to receive QOPI (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) Certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO.)

About Zero Breast Cancer

Zero Breast Cancer is a non-profit organization, based in the Bay Area, dedicated to finding the causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. We focus on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in breast cancer at all stages of life and across generations. For more information about Zero Breast Cancer, please visit www.zerobreastcancer.org.