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20th Annual Breast Cancer Update Slated for April 4 at Dover Downs

Date: February 22, 2017
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Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, Del. (February 22, 2017)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the 20th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Breast Cancer Update features leading medical experts and speakers discussing the most up-to-date information on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. The annual one-day educational forum is free and open to the public and has become one of Delaware’s most trusted sources of up-to date breast cancer information.

“This year’s Breast Cancer Update is focused around the national and local efforts to end breast cancer,” expressed 2017 event chair, Marilyn Hyte. “Attendees can expect to learn about the Cancer Moonshot initiative along with local DBCC efforts to fund research in our own backyard. Attendees will also learn about recent advancements in treatment, screening detection, and how lifestyle changes can impact risk and recurrence.”

Featured speakers for this year’s conference include: Joanne Ambrogi, MSPT, ATC, CMT, RYT 500, Physical Therapist at Ambrogi Integrative Health Services and Specialty Rehabilitation; Marianne Carter, MS, RD, CHES, Director, Delaware Center for Health Promotion, Delaware State University; Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Medical Advisory Council, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition; Diana Hoscheit, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Founder, Harmony Yoga Therapy; Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Jefferson University Physician, Co-Director, Herbert Kean Center for Facial Aesthetics, Senior Director for Health Policy and Innovation Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP, Jefferson University Physician, Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, Program Leader, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Dept of Medical Oncology; Rishi Sawhney, MD, Medical Director, Bayhealth Cancer Institute; Owen Thomas, MD, Radiation Oncology, Delmarva Radiation Services, Tunnell Cancer Center, among many other breast cancer survivors, esteemed moderators and featured presenters.

“I am thrilled to chair the 20th annual breast cancer update,” continued Hyte. “Because of two decades worth of leadership from the Coalition, the planning committee, and the former conference chairs, our forum has become the premier breast cancer conference in the state. The topics continue to correspond with current medical trends and our panelists relentlessly educate healthcare professionals, community members, and breast cancer survivors who attend each year.”

The event features discussions by panels of breast cancer experts and attracts over 300 community members each year including physicians, nurses, social workers, breast cancer survivors, and advocates. 4 contact hours and .4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available to nursing professionals and social workers for $30.00. Registration is available at dbcc.ejoinme.org/bcu. The program is free but donations are welcome to offset program costs. Registration will close March 30, 2017.

As of February 22, 2017 support for the 2017 Update has been provided by: Highmark Delaware, Bayhealth Medical Center, Beebe Healthcare, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System, Genentech, Genomic Health, Kent Diagnostic Radiation Associates, Mid-Delaware Imaging, Nanticoke Health Services, Pink Ribbon Boutique, Tanger Outlets Rehoboth, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health, C.M. Baker Photography, Corexcel, and the Delaware State News. Additional sponsors and exhibitors will be announced at the event.


For additional details about the 20th Annual Breast Cancer Update, including an agenda and online registration, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org or visit dbcc.ejoinme.org/bcu or call 302-778-1102 ext. 1014. The Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel is located at 1131 North Dupont Highway in Dover. The event will be held in Ballrooms B and C.

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About DBCC:

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization offering statewide programs and services of education, outreach, and early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Its mission is to create a community where every person diagnosed with breast cancer is a survivor, and fear and doubt are replaced with knowledge and hope.

Headquartered in Wilmington with offices in Sussex and Kent Counties, DBCC’s programs reach diverse communities to deliver messages that address their unique concerns about breast cancer and early detection. Recognizing the barriers of language, culture, and economics, DBCC trains community advocates to educate and encourage women to take responsibility for breast health. DBCC helps women with low incomes and those with little or no insurance to receive free or reduced-cost care. 

DBCC also supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition and their research efforts by helping to facilitate participation in local clinical trials. All funds raised for DBCC support programs in Delaware and the neighboring areas in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.

For more information about the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, call 866-312-DBCC (3222) or visit the website at http://www.debreastcancer.org.