We are deeply saddened to share the news with TCRN members that Ms. Paula Mundy, a member of the TCRN Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) passed away recently from cancer.
Paula had a hereditary BRCA gene variation and as a consequence of this, Paula was particularly interested in the role of environmental factors in promoting or preventing the development of hereditary cancers. She was also a strong advocate within the CAC for better communication between health professionals and patients.
Paula joined the CAC in September 2013 and became a regular contributor at TCRN CAC meetings and events, most recently at the TCRN Consumer Review of Research workshop in February 2014. Her contributions were always detailed, constructive and thoughtful.
The TCRN and the CAC are discussing options for a suitable way to commemorate Paula and the contribution she made; her presence will be sadly missed.