1 in 8 women will develop cancer in their lifetime. World Cancer Day is February 4, 2018, bringing light to the topic of cancer and giving tribute to those facing this disease. For more information, visit http://www.worldcancerday.org/ to learn more about the disease and the mission for the cure.

In honor of this observance, on February 6, 2018, at 11:00 AM, The Dr. Paula Show will be airing our interview with Dr. Alana Biggers, MD, MPH at uicradio.org.

Dr. Alana Biggers has been practicing medicine for 4 years at the University of Illinois Hospital Health and Sciences System. She specializes in general internal medicine of adults and older adults. Her particular areas of interest include preventive health, chronic disease management, health maintenance and prevention, women’s health services, and adult cancer survivors. Dr. Biggers graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine in 2011. She received a grant from the National Institute of Health to study poorly controlled diabetes  and sleep. Currently, she is a member on a number of significant committees in the Department of Medicine at UIC, and is working as a member of both the Diversity Task Force and the Women’s Task Force to increase the number of ethnic and racial minorities in medicine. 

She also recently spoke at Rainbow Push, in a partnership with our Office of Health Literacy, on breast cancer from a medical perspective, as well as from her personal experiences. More information about this event can be found here: https://ohl.uic.edu/ohl-doctors-in-the-community-series-breast-cancer/


You can follow Dr. Biggers on social media here:

Facebook: Dr. Alana Biggers
Instagram: dr.alanabiggers
Twitter: Doc_prevention
Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.