Free event highlights latest in breast cancer care, research

Date: 
04/04/2014 - 12:15pm

U-M experts to discuss risk, prevention, treatment at April 12 summit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center experts will discuss breast cancer risks (and how you can reduce yours), as well as screening, treatment and research at a free Breast Cancer Summit on Saturday, April 12, at the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex.

two women who are breast cancer survivors stand facing each other in discussionThe summit, which is open to the public, will give women an opportunity to learn about their breast health and the latest advances in breast cancer. The event will include information for women currently being treated for breast cancer, cancer survivors and those at high risk of the disease.

Experts from U-M’s Breast Care Center will demonstrate how treatment decisions are made through our multidisciplinary tumor board. This mock session offers a glimpse into the many options and many factors that influence a patient’s choices. Additional sessions will cover the role of genetics and family history, provide insights on preventing lymphedema and explore guided imagery as a technique to cope with a cancer diagnosis or any of life’s stressors.

Ask the expert stations and exhibitor booths will be available during lunch, providing an opportunity for participants to gather more information.

The Breast Cancer Summit is hosted by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Oncology and Community Outreach Programs, with support from the Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and QVC presents FFANY Shoes on Sale.

Breast Cancer Summit
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 12
Location: University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (Note: Free parking is available)
RSVP: The event is free but registration is required. Visit www.mcancer.org/breastsummit or call 734-998-7071
 

Media contact: Nicole Fawcett, 734-764-2220

General public: 800-865-1125