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Leader in Cancer Health Care to Speak at SUU

Published: October 14, 2004 | Author: Renee Ballenger | Category: Academics

The co-director of the Family Cancer Assessment Clinic at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Dr. Saundra Buys, will address Southern Utah University students and Cedar City community members on October 21 concerning “Genetic Predisposition to Cancer” in SUU’s weekly Convocations series.

Also the Medical Director of the High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic and a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, Buys is currently studying the effectiveness of screening for various types of cancer and the genetic causes of breast cancer.

Buys has been caring for patients with all types of cancer since 1982. Specializing in breast cancer treatment, Buys is the principal investigator on two large studies funded by the National Cancer Institute. The first seeks to determine the effectiveness of screening for various types of cancer and the second studies the genetic causes of breast cancer.

She received her MD from Tufts University in Boston and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah.

Her ties to SUU run deep as she is a Cedar City native, and the granddaughter of two SUU veterans. D. L. Sargent, longtime and beloved professor emeritus of biology at SUU is one, and her other grandfather, J. Howard Maughn, served as the President of SUU from 1922-1929.

Unless otherwise noted, Convocations take place on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium. They are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in taking Convocations for college credit should call 586-8082. For more information see

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