Dr. Avrum Bluming & Carol Tavris, Ph.D

Breast Cancer and HRT: Why Oestrogen matters

Avrum Bluming received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, and his M.D. degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He has taught at medical and academic institutions, including Harvard, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities, as well as UCLA and the University of Southern California, where he is an Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine. He has been an invited speaker at The Royal College of Physicians in London, The Royal Society, and The Pasteur Institute.

He has been profiled in The Lancet and the Los Angeles Times. He has been quoted in the Economist, the New York Times, The London Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, and the Wall Street Journal. For the past 30 years, he has been studying and publishing the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy administered to women with a previous history of treated breast cancer.

His most recent publication, written with Dr. Carol Tavris, a Social Psychologist and author, is entitled:
Oestrogen Matters: Why taking hormones in menopause can improve women’s well-being and lengthen their lives – without raising the risk of breast cancer.

Carol Tavris, Ph.D., is a social psychologist, lecturer, and writer.

She is co-author, with Dr. Avrum Bluming, of Oestrogen Matters; and co-author, with Elliot Aronson, of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts (3rd edition, 2020).

Her other best-known books include Anger: The misunderstood emotion and The Mismeasure of Woman.

Carol has given distinguished lectureships, workshops, and keynote addresses to students, clinicians, psychologists, lawyers, physicians, and general audiences around the world, as well as writing articles, op-eds, and book reviews, on a wide array of topics in psychological science.

A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, she has received numerous awards for her efforts to promote science and skepticism, including an award from the Center for Inquiry’s Independent Investigations Group; an honorary doctorate from Simmons College for her work promoting critical thinking and gender equity; the Bertrand Russell Distinguished Scholar, Foundation for Critical Thinking, Sonoma State; and the Media Achievement Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Just some of the points we cover in this session:
Why Oestrogen Matters so much to our bodies
What is HRT and why is there such debate about its risks and benefits?
What are the myths and what are the truths/latest evidence when it comes to HRT and Breast Cancer? Can Breast Cancer survivors take HRT?

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