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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host 19th Annual Breast Cancer Update on April 13

Date: March 11, 2016

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, Del. (March 11, 2016)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the 19th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Wednesday, April 13 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. The 2016 program is co-chaired by Nanci Mayer-Mihalski and Wilma Yu, RN, BSN, MS, CEN.

“This year’s Breast Cancer Update focuses on Personalized Medicine and how the course of treatment we see today is different from what your mother or grandmother might have faced only a few years ago,” expressed event co-chair Nanci Mayer-Mihalski. “Attendees can expect to learn about the latest advancements in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, explore how complementary holistic methodologies and spirituality can aid in recovery, learn about methods of breast and nipple reconstruction, and gain an understanding of translational research and its role in curing breast cancer.”

Featured speakers for this year’s conference include: Drew Angus, DMin, Director of Spiritual Outreach, Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Kevin Fox, M.D., Director, Rena Rowan Breast Center and Mariann T. and Robert J. MacDonald Professor in Breast Cancer Care Excellence, University of Pennsylvania; Erik Hoy, M.D., Plastic Surgeon, Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery; Mandy Sauler, CPCP, Micropigmentation Specialist and Owner, CosMed Tattoo, LLC; Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D., Senior Clinical Scientist, Helen F Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health System; Marie Winters, ND, FABNO, Manager of Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, among many other noted breast cancer survivors, esteemed moderators and featured presenters.

“As Delaware’s most trusted resource on breast cancer for the last twenty-five years, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is thrilled to present another exceptional Breast Cancer Update,” continued Nanci Mayer-Mihalski. “We are confident that healthcare professionals, along with survivors and community members will walk away from the conference with a new understanding and appreciation for the complexities of personalized medicine and how it will be used in the future to impact breast cancer.”

The event features discussions by panels of breast cancer experts and attracts over 400 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 The program is free but donations are welcome to offset program costs. Registration will close on Monday, April 11, 2016.

As of March 11, 2016 support for the 2016 Update has been provided by: Highmark Delaware, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, WSFS Bank, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System, Bayhealth Medical Center, Beebe Healthcare, Genomic Health, Premier Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Mid-Delaware Imaging, Genentech, Nanticoke Health Services, Tanger Outlets Rehoboth, Griswold Home Care, 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.


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