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Breast Cancer Update

Breast Cancer Update

The 20th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on April 4th. Save the date. More information coming Fall 2016.

The 19th Annual Breast Cancer Update took place on Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Dover Downs Hotel and Convention Center, Ballrooms B and C in Dover, DE

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.

DBCC is excited to present an excellent roster of speakers to address breast cancer treatment and survivorship. This year's program will identify recent trends and advances in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials; describe how complementary holistic methodologies and the role of spirituality can be incorporated into a breast cancer patient's treatment plan to enhance recovery; identify methods of breast reconstruction and nipple recreation; and describe translational research and its role in curing breast cancer.

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.

Certificates of attendance documenting 4 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.

7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.  Registration and Exhibits (Coffee and Tea available)
8:20 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.  Opening Remarks: Tynetta Brown
8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome - Patricia Key, CPA
  Moderator: Owen Thomas M.D.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. a.m. - Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer
  Keynote Presenter: Kevin Fox, M.D.
  Moderator: Sara Gavenonis, M.D.
9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.  Translational Research
   Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D. Slides available here
   Nanci Mayer-Mihalski, Introduction of Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition's Research Travel Grant, Slides available here
10:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m..  Break - Exhibits
  Moderator: Clara Higgins, DO, FACOS
10:35 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Complementary Medicine
  Drew Angus, DMin
  Marie Winters, ND, FABNO
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
  Moderator: Wendy Newell, MD, FACS
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  Breast Reconstruction and Nipple Recreation
  Erik Hoy, M.D
  Mandy Sauler, CPCP
   Breast Cancer Survivors: Barbie Andrews, Cheris Reed, and Holly Thatcher
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks, Vicky Cooke, Executive Director, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

2016 Event Sponsors (as of March 30, 2016):



Cancer Treatment Centers of America


CM Baker Photography

Delaware State News

Griswold Home Care

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

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware


Mid-Delaware Imaging

Nanticoke Health Services

Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Tanger Ouetlets


Supported by educational grants from:

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



See photos from the 2016 Breast Cancer Update Courtesy of CM Baker Photography

2016 Breast Cancer Update

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