National Press Club

Award-winning broadcast journalist talks about breast-cancer survival, 6:30 pm Oct. 6

September 24, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Veteran broadcast journalist and breast cancer survivor Madhulika Sikka will discuss her book on Oct. 6.

Veteran broadcast journalist and breast cancer survivor Madhulika Sikka will discuss her book on Oct. 6.

Veteran broadcast journalist Madhulika Sikka will discuss “A Breast Cancer Alphabet,” a book about the experience of surviving breast cancer, at a special Breast Cancer Awareness Month event at from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.

Registration is required. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the general public.

"A Breast Cancer Alphabet" is an A-to-Z guide to living with breast cancer. Sikka uses the simplicity of the alphabet as a starting point to get at some of the thorniest questions that face women in treatment: Sex, really? Why don’t I look better? Am I working hard enough? Am I doing enough for my family? She maps the path from breast cancer neophyte to seasoned veteran, navigating for readers the rocky shoals between expert and sisterly advice.

Sikka is executive editor for NPR News. She previously worked for ABC News’s Nightline, CBS News in Tokyo, and NBC News in London. She has received Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University, and George Foster Peabody awards, as well as four Emmys and other citations.

This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the Club. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final.