A Medicine professor at UBC, Medical Oncologist at the BCCA and recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, Karen Gelmon is sometimes credited as the sole author of the Intelligent Patient's Guide to Breast Cancer. The fourth edition was published as The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer, Fourth Edition: All You Need to Know to Take an Active Part in Your Treatment (2006) by Ivo Olivotto, Karen Gelmon, Karen and David McCready. In earlier editions she is credited as a co-author of Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer: all you need to know to take an active part in your treatment (Gordon Soules / Vancouver: Intelligent Patient Guide, 1995; 1998, 2001) with Ivo Olivotto and Urve Kuusk.

AWARDS: The Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer has been selected by Breast Cancer Information projects in 4 provinces as the primary book for their programs and a copy is given to every newly-diagnosied patient in four provinces.

Intelligent Patient Guide to Breast Cancer, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th (current 2006) editions. Published by Intellegent Patient Guide Ltd.

Clinical Head, Section of Investigational New Drugs
Chair, Breast Tumor Group
BC Cancer Agency
Clinical Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of British Columbia

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