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2020

WireBuzz CEO talks about Meeting Dr Williams (August 2020)

Todd Hartley of WireBuzz (here) shares an inspirational story (video here) about meeting Dr Williams and helping him create the Breast Cancer School for Patients. He discusses the rewards of pushing your “comfort zone” in order to touch others in your life.

COVID-19 & Mammogram Facilities in Northern Virginia (May 2020)

Breast Cancer School for Patients (here) posted this video (here) to inform women in Northern Virginia when each imaging facility will begin offering screening mammograms in Northern Virginia. The COVID-19 pandemic is complicated. Dr Williams addresses the complexities of balancing your breast health and personal safety.

Washington Times (May 2020)

Dr Williams was interviewed and quoted by the Washington Times for their article (here) on “Cancer Screenings dramatically declined due to COVID-19” by Shen Wu Tan.

Women’s Business Council (May 2020)

Dr Williams spoke about “Women’s Health and Lessons from a Surgeon” to the Fauquier  Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Business Council. (here)

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President’s Cancer Panel (April 2020)

Dr Williams was appointed in July 2019 by the President of the United States to chair the President’s Cancer Panel (here). His position was formalized in April 2020. This presidential commission monitors the National Cancer Program and reports to the president on barriers to progress in reducing the burden of cancer. The panel is housed at the National Cancer Institute (here).

National Academy of Sciences (March 2020)

“Advancing Progress in the Development and Implementation of Effective, High-Quality Cancer Screening: A Workshop” (here) Attended this policy discussion at the National Cancer Policy Forum meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Dr Williams participated with others from the President’s Cancer Panel.

POSH SEVEN MAGAZINE (March 2020)

POSH SEVEN Magazine (here) is the Northern Virginia’s only lifestyle magazine designed exclusively for women. This article (here) highlights the suspension of “screening” mammograms nationally.

2019

Joint Meeting National Cancer Advisory Board & Board of Scientific Advisors: National Cancer Institute (December 2019)

Dr Williams attended this semi-annual “Joint Meeting” as a non-voting member of the President’s Cancer Panel. These boards provide input and advice as to the allocations of federal research funding for the National Cancer Institute.  This meeting is open to the public and a videocast is available (here).

 

The Cancer Letter (December 2019)

The Cancer Letter is a leading health policy newsletter focusing on cancer. This post (here) announces Dr. Williams’ appointment to be chairman of the President’s Cancer Panel.

Northern Virginia Magazine (October 2019)

Feature article (here) outlining Dr. Williams’ work creating the Breast Cancer School for Patients and his appointment to be chairman of the President’s Cancer Panel at the National Institute of Health.


Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine (October 2019)

Cover article (here) about Dr. Williams’ work to improve breast cancer care in Virginia and his work nationally to educate everyone about how to obtain better cancer care in their own community.

“Cherry Blossom Foundation 5K Run Walk” (October 2019)

Keynote Speech for annual breast cancer fundraising event

Middleburg, Virginia

Male Breast Cancer Handbook – (Dr Williams Co-editor)

The first book to guide men diagnosed with breast cancer was written by leading advocate Judy Kneese. It is a breakthrough resource for men (here), who are often forgotten in their fight with breast cancer.

Best Non-Profit Website 2019

The Breast Cancer School for Patients and WireBuzz Media were awarded “Best Non-Profit Website” at the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA) annual “TIM Awards” gala in Phoenix, Arizona.

The WireBuzz Media Team in Scottsdale.

TEDx Tysons Talk by Dr Williams

Dr Williams presented a 3 minute talk about “Why Online Schools for Patients will Revolutionize Patient Education” (video here)

Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation “Champion Award”

Dr Williams was presented this award given annually by the largest Northern Virginia breast cancer non-profit, which supports quality care and funds improved access to care for everyone in the region. Presentation speech by founder, James Atkins. (text here)

Dr Williams interviews Kevin Hughes, MD of Harvard and Massachucetts General Hospital

Dr Hughes is the leading physician advocate for genetic testing. His team at Harvard teamed with MIT to create a website to help everyone.

www.Ask2Me.org – New Online tool (video here) for BRCA & Genetic mutation carriers.

Oncology Issues Journal Article (April-May 2019)

“The Breast Cancer School for Patients – Improving Outcomes with Video Education” by Dr John Williams (here)

Dr Williams interviews Kevin Hughes, MD of Harvard and Massachucetts General Hospital

This Breast Cancer School for Patients interview reviews the importance of genetic testing for breast cancer and all other cancer causing mutations. Learn from the worlds leading expert. (video here)

WireBuzz Media Podcast

Podcast Discussing the Creation of the Breast Cancer School for Patients

CEO Todd Hartley and his WireBuzz team discuss (podcast link) the creation and success of creating a video-based educational platform for patients. They feature “best practices” in video content, video length and social media advertising campaigns. (They discuss Dr Williams work at minute 37:15 of the podcast)

2018

US News and World Reports (article here

Article featuring an interview with Dr. Williams during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

6 Questions You Must Ask if Diagnosed with Breast Cancer” by Elaine Howley

Nationwide TV News Station Interviews (The Breast Cancer School for Patients)

12 interviews with ABC, NBC, CBS and  FOX affiliates in cities including Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Memphis, Salt Lake City, Jacksonville, Austin, Tucson and Columbus, OH.

Milwaukee ABC interview (here)

Feature article (here) in Fierce Healthcare, a healthcare industry news organization for executives and healthcare policy.

Fauquier Times Article

Author Anita Sherman outlines her breast cancer experience and highlights Dr Williams’ work in the community creating an accredited breast center and nationally with the Breast Cancer School for Patients. (here)

WireBuzz Media Podcast

Podcast interview (here) of Dr John Williams about the creation of the Breast Cancer School for Patients and the power of video in sharing information and ideas. WireBuzz is the leading video production company in the space of breast cancer. Their specialty is creative, innovative video marketing strategy and content production. Todd Hartley, CEO of WireBuzz, has been instrumental in the creation and success of the Breast Cancer School for Patients. (Dr Williams’ interview with Mr. Hartley begins at minute 35:00 of the podcast.

Prince William Times & Fauquier Times

Feature article (here) discusses the creation of the Breast Cancer School for Patients. The Prince William Times and The Fauquier Times are news organizations in Northern Virginia.

The Breast Cancer School for Patients launched

National, Not-for-profit breast cancer patient educational website

www.breastcancercourse.org

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctor issue as a leading Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual Top Doctor issue in general surgery

Dr. Williams is listed in Virginia Living Magazine as Top Doctor in Breast Surgery

“Cherry Blossom Foundation 5K Run Walk”

Keynote Speech for annual breast cancer fundraising event

Foxcroft High School, Middleburg, Virginia

“Women Supporting Women”

Breast Cancer Genetic Testing community speech & outreach 2018

Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Salisbury, MD

Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine

Interviewed for “3D Mammography” article (here).

“Life as a Surgeon”

Nokesville Middle School 2018, Nokesville, Virginia

2017

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctor issue as a leading Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual Top Doctor issue in general surgery

2016

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctor issue as a leading Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual Top Doctor issue in general surgery

“Life as a Surgeon”

  Nokesville Middle School 2016,Nokesville, Virginia

“Pamper Me Pink”

Community breast cancer outreach and panel discussion

Novant Health UVA health System 2016, Culpeper, VA

“Side Out Breast Cancer Research” at Galileo Café symposium

Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine

George Mason University 2016, Manassas, VA

“Breast Cancer Community Update”

Haymarket Town Council 2016, Haymarket, VA

 “Fauquier County Regional Science & Engineering Fair”

All High Schools and Middle Schools, Judge 2016 Warrenton, VA

2015

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctor issue as a leading Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual Top Doctor issue in general surgery

 ABC “Good Morning Washington” news program

WJLA, ABC affiliate, Washington, DC

Breast Cancer Awareness Program 10-2015 (photo link)

 “New Mammographic Screening Guidelines: Finding a consensus”

  Novant Health UVA Health System Breast Center 2016, Manassas, Virginia

 “Life as a Surgeon”

Nokesville Middle School 2015, Nokesville, Virginia

 “George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program”

“Principles for High Achievement in Life and in Science” 2015, Manassas, VA Campus

 “Fauquier County Regional Science & Engineering Fair”

All High Schools and Middle Schools

Judge 2015  Warrenton, VA

2014

Feature Article in Novant Health’s “Healthy Conversations” magazine outlining quality breast cancer care and Dr Williams’ leadership.

Haymarket Lifestyle article highlighting Dr Williams’ work to develop the Novant-UVA Breast Center in Gainesville, Virginia.

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctor issue as a leading Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual Top Doctor issue in general surgery

“Keynote Address”

Greater Manassas Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser 2014, Manassas, VA

 “Keynote Address”

Cherry Blossom Foundation Run & Walk for Breast Cancer 2014, Middleburg, VA

 “2014 Annual Cancer Report”, Novant Health Prince William Medical Center. Dr. Williams authored the lead report on breast cancer. (here)

 “Opening Address, Relay for Life”

American Cancer Society Fundraising Event 2014

Stonewall Jackson High School Stadium

2013

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctor issue as a leading Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual Top Doctor issue in general surgery

“Keynote Address”

Cherry Blossom Foundation Run & Walk for Breast Cancer 2013, Middleburg, VA

 “Opening Address, Relay for Life”

American Cancer Society Fundraising Event 2013

Stonewall Jackson High School Football Stadium, Manassas, VA

2012

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctor issue as a leading Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual Top Doctor issue in general surgery

Breast Screening Article in Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine written by Dr. Williams

2011

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctor issue as a leading Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual Top Doctor issue in general surgery

Grand Opening of the Breast Center at the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas

2010

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctor issue as a leading Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

Drs. Williams was featured in a Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine article about the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Conference at the Breast Center at the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual Top Doctor issue in general surgery

“2010 Annual Cancer Report” for Prince William Hospital” highlights (here) breast cancer care program lead by Dr Williams.

2009

Dr. Williams becomes the first Breast Surgeon in Virginia to obtain from the American Society of Breast Surgeons:

Certification in Breast Ultrasound

Certification in Stereotactic Breast Procedures

Mastery of Breast Surgery quality improvement participant

Dr. Williams is listed in Northern Virginia Magazine’s inaugural Top Doctor issue in general surgery

2008

Dr. Williams is listed in Washingtonian magazine’s biennial Top Doctor issue as a leading General Surgeon in the Washington, DC region

2007

Prince William Hospital’s Perspectives magazine features Dr. Williams in A Patient Partnership for Breast Health