Special Recognition / Awards
Dr. Tina Yen Awarded Additional NIH Funding
Tina W.F. Yen, MD, MS, has been awarded $95,000 from the National Institute's of Health/National Cancer Institute to further support her ongoing research on lymphedema after breast cancer surgery. She currently is funded with a five-year NIH/NCI grant studying the incidence of and risk factors for lymphedema in elderly breast cancer survivors. She will use this additional two-year funding available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to examine the relationship between various surgeon and hospital characteristics and the development of lymphedema.