Medical Matters Weekly Hosts Breast Cancer Researcher
Ashley Jowett
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Medical Matters Weekly Hosts Breast Cancer Researcher

BENNINGTON, VT—September 29, 2022—The next guest on Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Medical Matters Weekly is Linda Vahdat, MD, MBA, a leading breast cancer researcher who has developed breast cancer drugs that have saved hundreds of lives. The show airs on Facebook Live at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5.

The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can view on facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.

Dr. Vahdat is the section chief of Medical Oncology and the interim section chief of Hematology at Dartmouth Cancer Center and a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She earned her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, both in New York City. She completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

A translational breast cancer medical oncologist, Dr. Vahdat’s expertise is in drug development. She has been involved in the identification, conceptualization, design, and conduct of clinical trials of new therapies in high-risk, adjuvant, and metastatic breast cancer patients since 1994. She has led four separate drug development efforts that lead to FDA approval of three drugs active in metastatic breast cancer.

The show is broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube, and all podcast platforms. After the program, the video is available on area public access television stations CAT-TV (Comcast channel 1075) and GNAT-TV's (Comcast channel 1074), as well as on public access stations throughout the United States.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, healthcare system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. In addition, SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. The health system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts based in Arlington, VT.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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