Top Breast Cancer Specialists Join the Side-Out Team

Author: Rick Dunetz
April 22, 2008

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Rick Dunetz

Executive Director at The Side-Out Foundation
Rick Dunetz is the founder and executive director of The Side-Out foundation. His passion for volleyball and his role as a coach led him to create the Foundation in honor of his mother, Gloria, who lived with breast cancer for six years.

Rick has coached volleyball in his local community for 15 years. Currently, he is the head coach of the Oakton girls freshman volleyball team and assistant coach for the girls varsity volleyball team in Vienna, Virginia.
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The Side-Out Foundation is proud to announce that it has filled 2 of its 5 scientific and oncological advisor positions with two of the top Breast Cancer medical professionals in the country. Dr. Nicholas Robert and Dr Kirsten Edmiston.

Dr. Nicholas Robert is a co-chair of the Breast Committee of the U.S. Oncology Research Network and also chairs the Cancer Committee and Research Committee of the Inova Fairfax Hospital’s Cancer Center. The author of more than 100 publications, Dr. Robert is a reviewer for several medical publications as well as the recipient of numerous research grants. He is certified in internal medicine, anatomic pathology, medical oncology, and hematology.

Dr. Edmiston is the Medical Director of the Inova Fairfax Hospital Cancer Center and the physician liaison for Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals for the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer. . She was one of the first in Northern Virginia to do sentinel lymph node surgery for breast cancer and melanoma. She is also dedicated to advancing new scientific knowledge for the future. Her funded research interests deal with the proteomic profiling of noninvasive breast cancer (DCIS) and it’s relationship to atypical benign lesions. She is committed to advancing this translational research through an ongoing relationship with researchers at George Mason University and others.

The Side-Out Foundations advisory panel is a critical adjunt to its contributions to help find a cure for Breast Cancer and as such will be an intergal aspect of meeting its philanthropic goals.

About The Side-Out Foundation

The Side-Out Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2004.  Inspired by one mom and embraced by the entire sport of volleyball, the mission of The Side-Out Foundation is to educate young athletes and their communities about breast cancer, both with respect to prevention and treatment, and to fund cutting edge breast cancer research.  Side-Out is focused on changing the way breast cancer is treated forever.

The term side-out refers to a situation in volleyball when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play.  It is hoped that Side-Out will do the same for breast cancer patients, providing them with the support, education and best available treatments to regain control of their lives.

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