American Cancer Society honors Dr. Tiffany Svahn

Posted on: October 29, 2018

Breast Cancer Specialist, Dr. Tiffany Svahn is Honored by the American Cancer Society

PLEASANT HILL, CA (October 22, 2018) Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group is proud to announce that their lead breast cancer specialist, Tiffany Svahn, MD was honored by the American Cancer Society at their 9th Annual Jewel Ball, which took place at the Blackhawk Museum on October 20, 2018.

The Jewel Ball is the American Cancer Society’s signature East Bay fundraising event. It is an inspiring evening that brings the community together to celebrate patients and their caregivers, honor individuals who have impacted cancer care, and recognizes community investors. This year’s event sponsors included Chevron, John Muir Health, Kaiser, Sutter Health and Diablo Valley Oncology. Combined, the event raised over $100,000 which will help the American Cancer Society remain innovative and a leader in the cancer conversation throughout the Bay Area.

Dr. Svahn has been in private practice since 2006 at Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group. She provides education on cancer awareness, prevention and early detection and throughout her entire career, has been active in cancer research. Dr. Svahn was instrumental in the development and design of the Women’s Cancer Center of the East Bay. Backed by a team of passionate breast cancer specialists from Diablo Valley Oncology and West Coast Surgical Associates, this center coordinates a multi-disciplinary group of physicians to develop a customized treatment plan that results in the best possible outcomes for each patient.

Dr. Svahn has actively participated in and supported the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for nearly 10 years. On October 27, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, Dr. Svahn will be facilitating the Annual Many Faces of Breast Cancer at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Over 100 people attend this special event that focuses on the unique needs and issues of breast cancer survivors.

### The American Cancer Society is the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. By translating their research findings into action, there has been a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.

Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group provides comprehensive, coordinated and targeted cancer care in the San Francisco East Bay. Its twenty eight physicians bring together medical oncology; hematology; urology; general surgery; chemotherapy; radiation therapy; diagnostic imaging; laboratory services; clinical trials and supportive care services. Clinic locations include Antioch, Berkeley, Brentwood, Concord, Livermore, Pleasant Hill, Rossmoor, San Ramon and Walnut Creek.

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