Komen Breast Cancer Issues Conference: Experts Present Topics for Breast Cancer Survivors and Those at Risk

Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington presents the 16th annual Breast Cancer Issues Conference on Saturday March 1st at the Doubletree Portland Hotel. Distinguished experts, including keynote speaker, Lisa Coussens, PhD, will cover all aspects of current breast cancer research and treatment.
Dr. Coussens is the recipient of a prestigious Komen Promise Grant, dedicated to the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into new or enhanced treatments with the highest potential to reduce breast cancer incidence or mortality.
Her research is being conducted in Portland at OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute. Her topic is “Inflammation and Breast Cancer: Good Cells Behaving Badly”


The conference, sponsored by Moda Health and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, will present information on many topics, including hereditary breast cancer syndromes, updates on radiation therapy, benefits of diet and exercise, the impact of breast cancer on sexuality, and groups at high risk such as African American women.


“As a recent breast cancer patient and now seven-month survivor, I can’t tell you how grateful I am. Thank you for reviving my spirits. I was lost and now I’m found.” - Previous conference attendee.


For the first time, the conference will be simulcast statewide, making it possible for more people to attend at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Community Cancer Center in Roseburg and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, hosted by Asante and Providence Health & Services.


For more information and to register for the conference, go to http://www.komenoregon.org/Survivors/BCI_Bro1.shtml


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