21st Annual Breast Cancer Schedule for April 10 at Dover Downs
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
DOVER, Del. (March 1, 2018)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the 21st Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 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. The event is co-chaired by Marilyn Hyte and Nanci Mayer-Mihalski.
“This year’s Breast Cancer Update is focused on not just surviving breast cancer but also reviving and thriving after a diagnosis,” expressed 2018 event co-chair, Marilyn Hyte. “Today there are things a patient can do to help relieve symptoms and side effects, coordinate care through the medical center, and change lifestyle habits to impact risk and recurrence. We are hopeful that our attendees will walk away inspired to keep thriving and living their healthiest life, beyond breast cancer.”
The event will feature a talented panel of experts including: Joanne Ambrogi, MSPT, ATC, CMT, RYT 500, Physical Therapist at Ambrogi Integrative Health Services and Specialty Rehabilitation; Nicole Duffy, PhD, Licensed Psychologist and the Director of Psychosocial Oncology, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System; Kevin Fox, MD, Director, Rena Rowan Breast Center, Mariann T. and Robert J. MacDonald Professor in Breast Cancer Care Excellence, University of Pennsylvania; Kim Furtado, ND, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Quakertown Wellness Center; Joanne Hutchison, MSN, BSN, RN, MBA, CNML, OCN, Cancer Nurse Navigator, Bayhealth Cancer Institute; Khanh Nguyen, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Bayhealth Medical Center; Renee Simpson, RN, Cancer Nurse Navigator, Bayhealth Cancer Institute; among many breast cancer survivors, esteemed moderators and featured presenters. In addition to the respected medical experts on the agenda, this year’s conference will also include various PhD, masters, and post-doc research posters on display to attendees.
“I am looking forward to co-chairing another successful breast cancer update,” said Nanci Mayer-Mihalski, event co-chair. “Because of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s prominent leadership in the fight against breast cancer for the last two decades, this forum has become one of Delaware’s leading breast cancer conferences, offering vital education and priceless information to community members and survivors for no charge to attendees.”
The event features discussions by panels of breast cancer experts and attracts over 350 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 at no charge. Registration is available at dbcc.ejoinme.org/bcu. The program is free but donations are welcome to offset costs. Registration will close April 3, 2018.
As of March 1, support for the 2018 Update has been provided by: Highmark Delaware, Bayhealth Medical Center, Beebe Healthcare, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System, Celgene, Genomic Health, Mid-Delaware Imaging, Nanticoke Health Services, Pink Ribbon Boutique, Puma Biotechnology, Tanger Outlets Rehoboth, Qfix, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health, C.M. Baker Photography, Corexcel, WMDT 47 ABC, and the Delaware State News. Additional sponsors and exhibitors will be announced at the event.
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.