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Dr. Katharine Yao

Dr. Katharine Yao is vice chair of research and development, department of surgery, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, Illinois Dr. Yao is a surgical oncologist who is currently leading clinical research at ACS—the PROMPT study—that will gather data from more than 200 accredited breast centers. The goal of the study is to better understand the experience of patients as they navigate a breast cancer diagnosis – from biopsy to care after surgery. She is a coauthor of the study published in Cancer reporting on declines in cancer screening during the early months of the pandemic