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November 05, 2012

Penn Dental Medicine Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Students in the school's clnics reminded patients to

Students in the school’s clnics reminded patients to “Think Pink, Think Early Detection” in the fight against breast cancer.

Philadelphia — Penn Dental Medicine went pink to help build awarness of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer. On Friday, November 2, students and faculty in the teaching clinics and clinicians and staff in the three offices of the Penn Dental Faculty Practices wore pink gowns, gloves, and masks, reminding patients of the vital role of screening in preventive care. Orginally scheduled for October 29 as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the University’s closing due to Hurricane Sandy, extended this awarnesss campaign into this month with the message to “Think Pink, Think Early Detection.”

The pink gowns, masks, and gloves were provided by Benco Dental.

For more information on cancer research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education, visit www.cancer.org

View photos on the School’s Facebook page.

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