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The Johns Hopkins Breast Center is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary breast care program, offering a full spectrum of clinical and support services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling. The Center provides innovative, integrated, high quality and cost-effective care.

As part of the the world renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Breast Center stands at the forefront of breast cancer research and treatment. The Center’s state-of-the-art technologist and highly skilled medical professionals are internationally recognized.

The Breast Center is located in a suite of offices in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center on the Hopkins medical campus in East Baltimore. Patients who visit the Breast Center have access to the most advanced tests and therapies available anywhere.

Lillian Shockney

Lillie ShockneyDirector, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center
R.N., B.S., M.A.S.
University Distinguished Service Associate Professor of Breast Cancer
Depts of Surgery and Oncology
Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Clinical Programs
Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs
Associate Professor, JHU School of Medicine, Depts of Surgery & Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Professor, JHU School of Nursing
Lillie has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of breast cancer advocacy and clinical quality care. She is an oncology nurse but also a two time survivor of this disease. She considers it a privilege to “be there” to support women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and in need of comfort, support, and education. Patient empowerment has been one of her mantras. Lillie receives more than 200 emails a day from women around the world seeking help due to being newly diagnosed with the disease or frightened about an upcoming diagnosis.

In 2008, the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees and Medical Board made a decision to appoint her to a physician chair as a distinguished service assistant professor of breast cancer. In 2010 she was promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Medicine’s Depts. of Surgery and Gynecology. She has worked at Johns Hopkins for 28 years and served as the director of the breast center for the last 14. During this time she has received a total of 38 awards for her work in breast cancer-36 national awards and 4 state awards. Last year she was inducted into the Maryland Women Hall of Fame. She strives to minimize the physical and emotional trauma associated with the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Lillie found that association with horses can have a profound impact on one’s life. She recounts that, “My dad courted my mom on horseback, riding 16 miles to see her. They married at 18. They are now both 83. So horses have a special meaning to me. They
provided my parents a way to see each other that otherwise would never have made it
possible for them to court, marry, and eventually have me!”

Make a Gift

Please help the Johns Hopkins Breast Center in our universal mission to deliver and improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for women with breast cancer.

The link below will take you directly to the Johns Hopkins donations page.

Support the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center

There are several ways to give — we appreciate each and every one.