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Colorado Doctor Honored at American Cancer Society Champions of Hope Gala for Groundbreaking Work on Breast Cancer

Colorado Doctor Honored at American Cancer Society Champions of Hope Gala for Groundbreaking Work on Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society funded research in Colorado is focusing on why some women develop breast cancer after childbirth

Colorado’s own Traci R Lyons, P.h.D., Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will be honored at the upcoming 10th Annual American Cancer Society Champions of Hope Gala.

Doctor Lyons will be recognized for her research on breast cancer. Her recent work, funded by the American Cancer Society, focuses on what drives invasive breast cancer in postpartum patients. Early identification and prevention of breast cancer are of particular significance to Doctor Lyons, as members of her own family have been impacted by breast cancer.

“Recently pregnant women need to be aware of changes in their breast tissue. Many people believe it happens because you just had a baby, but that’s not always true,” said Dr. Lyons.

Dr. Lyons’ Colorado team has identified a targetable biomarker and developed a novel therapeutic that targets this biomarker that will hopefully be clinically available in the next two years.

Lyons is available for interviews to talk about what postpartum patients need to look for to help in the early detection of breast cancer, and how work being done right here in Colorado is providing promise in the fight against breast cancer.

Monarch Casino Resort Spa is the proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society Colorado’s 10th Annual Champions of Hope Gala. The champions of Hope Gala is an opportunity to celebrate advances in cancer research while raising much-needed research funding and prevention awareness. Tickets to this premier event are still available.

Mitch Jelniker M&C Communications / on behalf of Monarch Casino Resort Spa


About Monarch Casino Resort Spa

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. acquired the Monarch Casino Black Hawk, the first casino encountered by visitors arriving from Denver on Highway 119, in April 2012. The first phase of the property’s expansion occurred in November 2020, including the opening of the first 8 floors of a brand new 23-story hotel tower, featuring 200 hotel rooms. The expansion now pushes Monarch’s casino space over 60,000 square feet, featuring over 900 slot machines, table games (temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions), a 350 seat buffet-style restaurant, a 24-hour restaurant, grab and go coffee stand, 5,000 square feet of conference space and a parking structure with approximately 1,350 parking spaces. Once completed, the Monarch Casino Resort Spa expansion will include a 23-story hotel tower with 516 guest rooms and suites, an upscale spa and pool facility, five total restaurants, additional bars and associated support facilities.

About Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI), was incorporated in 1993 and through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and operates the four diamond Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, and the Monarch Casino Black Hawk (formerly the Riviera Black Hawk Casino) in Black Hawk, Colorado, approximately 40 miles west of Denver. For additional information, visit

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