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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host 17th Annual Breast Cancer Update

Date: March 13, 2014

Beth Berger, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 14
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DOVER, Del. (March 13, 2014)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is proud to announce that its 17th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Thursday, April 10 at Dover Downs Hotel in Dover from 8:00 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 prevention, 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 entitled “The Breast Cancer Journey: Navigating the New Normal”, focusing on advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, the current status of the Affordable Care Act, and living with metastatic disease.

Speakers for this year’s conference include: Kevin Fox, MD, Director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center at Abramson Cancer Center; Linda Nemes, Assistant Director Market Regulation at the Delaware Department of Insurance; Michelle Amadio, Delaware Health Insurance Marketplace Administrator; LaDonna Norvell, Health Insurance Marketplace Guide; Rishi Sawhney, MD, Medical Director at Bayhealth; Laura Simonelli, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist at Christiana Care; and breast cancer survivors. 

“As Delaware’s only statewide agency solely focused on breast cancer, we are pleased to announce another top notch Breast Cancer Update,” said Vicky Cooke, DBCC Executive Director.  “We plan all year to bring in nationally-renowned speakers, informative content and current topics in breast health to educate the community and lead the fight to end breast cancer in Delaware.”

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. Four contact hours and .40 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available to nursing professionals and social workers for $30.00. Registration is available at http://www.debreastcancer.org Regis.tration will end on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Sponsors for the event include Bayhealth Medical Center, Bloodbank of Delmarva, Christiana Care Health System Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Corexcel, Delaware State News, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health, Genomic Health, Highmark Delaware, Mid-Delaware Imaging, Nanticoke Health Services Foundation, and Tanger Outlets Rehoboth. Additional sponsors will be announced at the event. There are also opportunities for exhibitors and advertising in the event’s program book.

For additional details about the 17th Annual Breast Cancer Update, including an agenda and online registration, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org or call 302-778-1102 ext. 14. Dover Downs is located at 1131 North Dupont Highway in Dover. The event will be held in Ballrooms A and B.


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 or 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    .