SUSAN SILBERSTEIN, Ph.D. received her Doctorate Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In 1977, after the death of her young husband to cancer, she founded the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education, where she still serves as Executive Director. The Center is a national not-for-profit cancer information, counseling and referral organization. It provides nutritional, immunological and psychological resources as well as other complementary and alternative resources.
For several years, Dr. Silberstein taught the Psychology of Health and Disease in the Graduate Division of Counseling Psychology at Immaculata University, and served as Director of the Integrative Program for Cancer Prevention at the Newtown Medical Center in Pennsylvania. She has also served as Educational Advisor to the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine and consultant to Atlantic Hematology Oncology Group.
Dr. Silberstein is author of the books Hungry for Health and Hungrier for Health, creator of the video Breast Cancer: The Diet Connection, editor of "Immune Perspectives" magazine, and originator of the BeatCancer Kit Series. A frequent contributing writer and interviewee for various health publications, she is featured in Rutgers University Press's "Evaluating Alternative Cancer Therapies" and "Change Your World Press's Cancer Report."
Since 1977, she has coordinated dozens of health conferences, has appeared on hundreds of radio, television and internet talk shows, and has counseled thousands of patients.
A Phi Beta Kappa and Fulbright scholar, Dr. Silberstein is the recipient of the Jefferson Award of the American Institute for Public Service and the Founder's Award of the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine.
She will speak on Breast Cancer: The Diet Connection.