Helen was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27. Her research focus had always been HIV, but after her diagnosis, she was fortunate to find a job working in breast cancer research at Cancer Prevention Institute of California. Working with the Rivkin Center seemed like a natural fit since she found her malignant lump while doing a self-breast examination. Fortunately, her mother suggested she consult the doctor who diagnosed her with Stage 1 breast cancer. Helen’s motto is, “a woman’s genius is her intuition” and her goal is that every women she educates adopts the same motto.