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Dr. Amy Krie Named American Cancer Society Champion

The American Cancer Society has honored Dr. Amy Krie, Outreach oncologist with the Sioux Center Community Hospital & Health Center from Avera Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Avera Cancer Institute (ACS) as one of this year's 2009 American Cancer Society Champions in the Fight Against Cancer. Dr. Krie was one of three people receiving this award at the ACS gala event, "Lights, Camera, Action," on Friday, March 27 at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

Dr. Krie is board certified in internal medicine and completed an oncology/hematology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic. She holds a medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University. As an outreach physician for the Sioux Center Community Hospital & Health Center, she takes a special interest in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. She was instrumental in developing a high risk breast cancer prevention clinic with Avera, which offers the most advanced tools for breast cancer detection and prevention, such as breast MRI and genetic testing.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer within her lifetime. "Dr. Krie has applied her knowledge, education, skills and passion toward making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. She is viewed as a resident expert in breast cancer at Avera McKennan, trusted by many patients, staff and physicians. Her efforts to improve prevention and treatment of breast cancer make her a leader in field-at Avera McKennan, in the city of Sioux Falls and the region," said Kris Gaster, assistant vice president of outpatient cancer clinics at the Avera Cancer Institute.