Conference provides medical updates, practical guidance for patients and their families to address challenges of nation’s second-most common cancer
The 12th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks / Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference- sponsored by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) – is scheduled for Saturday March 2 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Golden Gate Club in the San Francisco Presidio.
The conference theme –“Finding Answers, Looking Ahead” – is part of the CPIC’s work to reduce the burden of cancer and will have something for anyone touched by this disease which affects approximately 232,000 women and 2,200 men annually. Designed for patients, their families and friends as well as medical professionals, this year’s Conference will draw an estimated 200 people and explore the latest research including the recent groundbreaking lumpectomy/survival rate study.
Through presentations and break-out sessions, the Conference will provide information, support and practical resources on a wide range of topics. Topics include medical updates on research and treatment, employment and health insurance, relationships and sexuality, reconstructive surgery, side effect management, fertility and family planning, and more. Presenters include medical practitioners and researchers, legal and finance professionals, a dentist, and a patient and her sister who will share their personal stories.
“This conference is consistently recognized for the high caliber of speakers and timely topics,” said Pam Priest Naeve, Director of Community Education Program for CPIC. “The Conference will be especially valuable for people who have been recently diagnosed, are currently in treatment, or have completed treatment. It also will provide important information to caregivers, family members, friends and health care providers. We receive detailed evaluations from attendees at each conference and listen carefully to their views and concerns. We develop the program with these people in mind.”
Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee of $20. (Registered Nurses and Social Workers can receive Continuing Education Units for an additional $35.) Free parking. To register or for more information, please visit www.cpic.org or call 888-315-5988.
CPIC is the nation’s premier organization dedicated to preventing cancer and reducing its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. CPIC tracks patterns of the disease in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. The Cancer Prevention Institute of California is partnered with the Stanford Cancer Institute – a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. This partnership has created a comprehensive cancer research and community outreach enterprise program that serves Northern California and the nation.CPIC, conference, breast cancer, bay area,