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Greta Beekhuis, Breast Cancer Survivor

Greta Beekhuis, Breast Cancer Survivor

Prion Alliance, Director

Greta is a science writer and editor, with more than 20 years of experience helping research scientists and healthcare clients including Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and consortiums at the NIH.

She serves as a Director on the Board of Prion Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit devoted exclusively to advancing scientific research towards a treatment or cure for human prion disease. Prion diseases are fatal neurodegenerative diseases caused by misfolded proteins and known by various names, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, fatal familial insomnia, and Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease. At present, there is no treatment or cure. 

Greta has two adult children on the autism spectrum, and returned to Guilford College while they were in High School to obtain an Art degree, focusing on Art Therapy, with a minor in social justice and conflict resolution. She is the author of two books, with more in the pipeline. A web geek, she’s been blogging since 2003, building websites and managing social media, ghostwriting for clients online on subjects as diverse as microwave chemistry and pharmaceutical compounding.

A three year (and counting) Survivor of ILC (invasive lobular carcinoma) breast cancer, Greta is passionate about the latest research available to patients and clinicians.

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