Breast Cancer Update 2022

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s (DBCC) Annual Breast Cancer Update began as a small scientific meeting to update physicians about the latest trends in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Recognizing the importance of sharing the most up-to-date information the Breast Cancer Update has grown to an annual educational conference offered free to the public.

Each year the Breast Cancer Update features leading medical breast cancer panel experts and informational resources offering the latest developments in treatment and care to breast cancer survivors and their families, physicians, nurses, students, and allied health professionals.

It is our goal to have programming that empowers our community in the fight against breast cancer. The Annual Breast Cancer Update allows us to bring nationally renowned speakers in the breast cancer field and gives us the opportunity to educate the community about the innovative research, treatment, and programs that are available in Delaware.

2022 Update Agenda

7:30-8:00 Registration

8:00-8:15         Opening Remarks
Marilyn Hyte, Committee Chair, DBCC Board President
Colleen C. Davis, Delaware State Treasurer

8:15-9:30         Session I Keynote – Keith Knutson, Ph.D. 

                        Vaccines for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer

                          Moderator: Mary McLaughlin, MD

9:30-9:45        Break

9:45-11:15       Session II Oncology Current Approaches

                          Moderator- Karen Louie, DO

                          Ramya Varadarajan, MD

                          Stephanie L. Goff, MD, FACS, FSSO

                          Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D.

11:15-11:30     Break

11:30-12:45     Session III Surgical Current Approaches

                          Moderator: Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS

                          Renée L. Quarterman, MD, FACS  

                    Nathalie Johnson, MD, FACS

                          Tony Lee MD, FACRO

12:45-1:00      Concluding Remarks

2022 Breast Cancer Update Committee:

Committee Chair: Marilyn Hyte
Katelyn Bender
Eric Fox
Connie Holdridge
Jan Jessup
Dr. Karen Louie
Sally Maday
Mary McLaughlin
Sue Murray
Kelly Paustian
Amanda Perdue
Meridith Rothstein
Marilyd Santana
Francesca Vogel
Lois Wilkinson
Wilma Yu

The 23rd Annual Breast Cancer Update was held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, virtually via Zoom.

2022 Breast Cancer Update Objectives

1. Identify current trends and advances in breast cancer treatment, diagnosis and clinical trials.

2. Summarize the “Artemis Project”- an ongoing vaccine clinical trial for the prevention of metastasis utilizing mRNA technology.

3. Compare current surgical options for de-escalation of breast surgery and in the axilla.

4. List current approaches and advances in chemotherapeutic treatment options.

5. Outline current research initiatives on blood diagnostics.

Presentations presented at the 24th Annual Breast Cancer Update:

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