• Press Release

Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Dubin Breast Center Raises $2.3 Million

  • New York, NY
  • (December 16, 2020)

The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System celebrated its 10th anniversary during its annual gala on Monday, December 7, 2020.

The evening honored Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD, founder of the Center and a Mount Sinai trustee, and Elisa Port, MD, FACS, the Center’s Director and Chief of Breast Surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System, and raised more than $2.3 million to benefit the Dubin Breast Center. The center is part of The Tisch Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.

The evening was celebrated virtually with a special tribute video hosted by Perri Peltz, Dubin Breast Center Advisory Board Member, which took donors and patients on a journey to commemorate and celebrate 10 key milestones of the Dubin Breast Center over its 10 year history in 10 minutes.

These key accomplishments included groundbreaking research and clinical trials; pioneering cold cap technology, which helps patients to retain their hair during chemotherapy; offering patients personalized services such as massage, yoga classes, and therapy; opening a preoperative unit; and treating 250,000 patients. To watch the benefit gala video and learn more about the Dubin Breast Center, click here.

“The dream to create the Dubin Breast Center came about when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. There should be a place where every woman who has to go through this diagnosis should know that she doesn’t have to go anywhere else and that everything is done under one roof. That was my vision for the Dubin Breast Center,” said Dr. Andersson-Dubin in the gala video.

“I believe we created a great patient-center model. It became clear that the Dubin Breast Center struck a chord with patients. The patient is at the center of the experience, which is where they should be,” said Dr. Port in the gala video.

“Ten years—it goes so fast. I would like to congratulate Dr. Elisa Port, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, and the entire Dubin Breast Center team for providing the best breast cancer treatment you can get anywhere in the United States and in the world,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in the gala video.

“What the Dubin Breast Center has accomplished in the last 10 years is nothing less than extraordinary. I want to congratulate Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, Dr. Elisa Port, and the entire team at the Dubin Breast Center for all that they have achieved and for all that they will achieve in the next 10 years,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System, in the gala video.

“A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic cannot stop us from celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Dubin Breast Center and all it has done to advance the standard of breast cancer care and treatment. To all the individuals who have played a part in creating and sustaining this phenomenal institution, I say thank you for all you have done. A special shout out to Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin and Dr. Elisa Port: your determination, passion, and indefatigable drive made all of this happen,” said James S. Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Mount Sinai Health System Boards of Trustees, in the gala video.

The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute offers the latest, most innovative approaches available for breast health and the treatment of cancer under one roof at one of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals. The Dubin Breast Center offers patients integrated and compassionate care for every phase of breast health with a range of services which include breast imaging, breast pathology, breast reconstruction, medical oncology, radiation oncology, survivorship program, cold cap therapy, and support services. The team of breast cancer experts works together to provide seamless, personalized, and holistic care and focuses on the emotional as well as the physical health and wellness of people who have, or may be at risk for, cancer.

Patients receive personalized, comprehensive, and integrative care in a welcoming, private, and reassuring setting. The Dubin Breast Center’s extraordinary physicians and scientists collaborate to enable our clinical teams to apply leading-edge knowledge and the newest, most sophisticated techniques and technologies. To learn more about the Dubin Breast Center go to https://www.mountsinai.org/locations/dubin-breast-center.


About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and is top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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