Angela Lanfranchi, MD FACS, is a breast cancer surgeon practicing in New Jersey since 1984. A 1975 graduate of Georgetown School of Medicine, she is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is surgical co-director of the sanofi-aventis Breast Care Center at the Steeplechase Cancer Center in Somerville, New Jersey. She is co-founder and president of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, a non-profit charitable corporation that has as its mission to educate lay and professional communities in the methods of risk reduction and prevention of breast cancer through research, publications and lectures. She has been named a 2012 Castle Connelly Medical Ltd. New Jersey “Top Doc” for Women’s Health in Breast Surgery.
She is the author of articles on the physiology and epidemiology of abortion breast cancer risk. In her work with the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, over the past ten years she has traveled nationally and internationally to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, China, Korea, India and South Africa speaking at medical schools, hospitals, universities, cancer organizations, local and national governmental bodies and the United Nations about breast cancer risks, including its association with induced abortion and hormonal contraceptives.