Ashley Dedmon joined The Light Collective in 2022. She is a breast health leader, advocate, author, and speaker. She enthusiastically advocates in her community as a BRCA2 patient speaker, where she speaks to physicians about the importance of genetic testing in their practices and other healthcare professionals on the importance of screening for family history. Ashley is a 2022 National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD Institute graduate. She is a research advocate with Houston Methodist Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute PSON.
As an advocate, she works with researchers to ensure high-quality research that is sensitive to the priorities of cancer patients. Ashley’s most recent appointment is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. She is a member of the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Health Physical Sciences-Oncology Advocacy Network, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, the Penn Medicine: Basser Center for BRCA Young Leadership Council, and the Black and BRCA Initiative.
She actively volunteers with The Tigerlily Foundation on various health equity initiatives and Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) as a research advocate and peer navigator, an Ambassador for The Wisdom Study, and a member of the BRCA Exchange. Ashley serves on a myriad of related workgroups and committees that are focused on advancing equity and has presented at institutions and for organizations such as San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), MD Anderson Cancer Center, Yale University, Houston Methodist Research Institute, CURE® Education, The Tigerlily Foundation, FORCE, and a member of the Global BRCA Exchange.
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