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Register today for the 18th Annual Breast Cancer Update - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Each Spring, DBCC presents a symposium featuring leading medical experts and other speakers discussing the most current topics in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, detection 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 18th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Ballrooms B and C in Dover from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DBCC is excited to present an excellent roster of speakers to address breast cancer treatment and survivorship. This year’s program will show recent trends and advances in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials, examine the history of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, explore research which will impact new treatments in breast cancer, and explore complementary therapies that can enhance the physical and mental well-being of a breast cancer survivor.

The Breast Cancer Update is one of many ways that DBCC uses its funds locally to benefit and serve the people of Delaware and its surrounding communities. This annual one-day educational forum attracts crowds of physicians, nurses, breast cancer survivors and advocates each year. /p>

Certificates of attendance documenting 4.25 Contact Hours and .4 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be available to Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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The event is FREE to attend and registration details coming soon! To continue to run free and educational breast cancer programs in the community, DBCC relies on donations. To make a donation, click here. Registration for contact hours or CEUs is $30.

Register today!
7:45 - 8:15 a.m.  Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits
8:15 - 8:20 a.m.  Opening Remarks by Tynetta Brown, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Board of Trustees
8:20 - 8:30 a.m.  Welcome by Linda Powell, President of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Board of Trustees
SESSION I: The History of Breast Cancer - Past to Future
  Moderator: Pranitha Naini, MD, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Bayhealth Medical Center
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. “The History of Breast Cancer - Past to Future”
  Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System;
  Stuart Martin, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland
  Kenneth L. van Golen, PhD, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.  Break - Exhibits
SESSION II: KEYNOTE: Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  Moderator: Dennis Witmer, MD, FACS, Board of Trustees, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Vice Chair of Surgery for Surgical Quality and Performance Improvement, Christiana Care Health System
10:20 - 11:50 a.m.  “Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment”
  Maria Theodoulou, MD, Medical Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY
11:50 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
SESSION III: Managing Today
  Moderator: Joseph Rubacky III, DO, Family Physician, Dover Family Physicians
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. "Managing Today"
  Owen Thomas, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Beebe Healthcare Tunnell Cancer Center
  Lisa Marshall, OTR-L, Occupational therapist and owner of Specialty Rehabilitation, Providing services at Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System
  Breast Cancer Survivors: Jennifer Denham, Suzanne Murphy and Amanda Perdue
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks, Vicky Cooke, Executive Director, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

2015 Event Sponsors (as of March 31, 2015):


Beebe Healthcare

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System

CM Baker Photography


Delaware State News

Genomic Health

Highmark Delaware

Mid-Delaware Imaging

Nanticoke Hospital


Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Rubacky III, D.O. FAAFP of Dover Family Physicians

Premier Dermatology

Tanger Outlets

Supported by educational grants from:

Delaware Dept. of Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health


See photos from the 2014 Breast Cancer Update

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