February2013

Annie SmithJones

In It to Win It. RAPP Program Detects Early Breast Cancer

Annie Smith-Jones knew her family history with breast cancer—mother, grandmother and aunt—meant she had a much greater than average chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer herself. Her primary care physician, Patricia Czapp, MD, knew it, too. “Primary care docs are trained to assess an individual’s risk for various diseases,[...]

Metler

Sling Procedure Cures Urinary Incontinence for Competitive Runner

For 42-year-old runner Karen Metler, urinary incontinence had posed a challenge during her first marathon and threatened her aspiration to run a second. The federal accountant from Dunkirk had been waging a silent battle against urinary leaking whenever she laughed, coughed or sneezed. Director of the Women’s Center for Pelvic[...]