Deedee Bitran, an attorney in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Fort Lauderdale office, was recently a featured panelist during a breast cancer awareness event put on by the Miami Cancer Institute and Yodeah, as well as breast oncology surgeon, Dr. Starr Mautner.
The event sought to educate attendees on breast cancer, treatment, prevention, prophylactic surgeries, and genetic testing. During the event, Deedee discussed her own journey with the BRCA gene and a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, taking her risk of breast cancer from close to 75 percent to under 5 percent.
In addition to her appearance on the panel, Deedee also commented on her journey with hereditary cancer in an article by Baptist Health Cancer Care, “Breast Cancer: Navigating Risk Among Minority Women.” To read the article in full, click here.
About Deedee Bitran
Alamea Deedee Bitran is an attorney in the Fort Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Deedee represents employers, business owners, lenders, purchasers and developers. While in law school, she served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Ivan F. Fernandez in the Third District Court of Appeal, as a member of the appellate moot court team, and as an Articles Editor on the FIU Law Review. She also served as a Legal Research Assistant to Professor Kerri Stone, where she researched and contributed to articles on employment discrimination and harassment.