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​Pens Alumni Celebrate Breast Cancer Research at Magee-Womens Research Institute

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WHAT: Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Association will show their support for breast cancer research as they tour the Women’s Cancer Research Center at Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI). The research center is a collaboration between the Magee-Womens Research Institute and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
WHY: Nicole Meloche, wife of retired Penguins goalie, scout and coach Gilles Meloche, lost her brave battle with breast cancer in 1993. Four years ago, the Pens Alumni Association established the Nicole Meloche Memorial Breast Cancer Fund at MWRI, which raises money to fund metastatic breast cancer research.
  • Former Pittsburgh Penguins players and their wives, including Gilles and Sophie Meloche, Mario and Nathalie Lemieux, Jay and Alicia Caufield and Randy and Heather Hillier
  • Steffi Oesterreich, Ph.D., director of education, Women's Cancer Research Center
  • Adrian Lee, Ph.D., director, Women’s Cancer Research Center
  • Shannon Puhalla, M.D., medical oncologist, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • Adam Brufsky, M.D., Ph.D., co-leader, Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Centet
WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16
WHERE: Magee-Womens Research Institute, 204 Craft Ave., Pittsburgh, 15213
Note to media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Courtney Caprara at 412-592-8134 or
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