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UC breast cancer event focuses on innovation

The UC Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Center’s annual educational event, Nov. 2, will focus on the latest in prevention, detection and treatment

Without new discoveries, the field of medicine hits the brakes, and already established standard of care, which doesn’t work for everyone, is all we have to rely on.  

Thankfully, new research is being conducted every day, both nationally and at the University of Cincinnati, to bring new ideas to light.

This year, the UC Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Center is also shining a light on these advancements with their annual educational symposium, titled “Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment:  Innovations Around Every Corner.” The event, targeted for survivors, their families and the community, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Kingsgate Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive.

Zhang, Lower and Waltz looking at a slide

Xiaoting Zhang, Dr. Elyse Lower and Susan Waltz, of the UC Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Center. Photo credit: Colleen Kelley / UC Creative Services

The day’s events will focus on the latest guidelines on genetic testing, address the purpose for high-risk evaluation, discuss new strategies in breast imaging and explore the changing world of metastatic breast cancer, among other topics.

“At the University of Cincinnati, we have world-class researchers who are thinking outside of the box and coming up with innovative approaches in treating this disease,” says Dr. Elyse Lower, director of the center, professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology and a UC Health oncologist. “This annual event allows us to educate attendees about new advances in the field of breast cancer and learn about the work experts at the UC Cancer Institute are doing right here, in our own backyard. We’re excited to host the conference again to showcase our strengths locally and educate on what’s going on in labs that could become new treatments tomorrow.”

Event details

There is no charge for attendees, but registration is requiredLunch will be provided. Attendees should park in the Kingsgate Marriott garage.

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