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February 25, 2014 > Breast cancer conference scheduled

Breast cancer conference scheduled

Submitted By Jim Zelinski

The Cancer Prevention Institute of CaliforniaÕs (CPICÕs) 13th Annual Breast Cancer Conference on March 1 highlights its decades of work to reduce the burden of cancer and offers something for anyone touched by this disease.

Sponsored by the Fremont-based Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), the 13th Annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference will be held at the Golden Gate Club in the San Francisco Presidio.

Designed for patients, their families and friends, this yearÕs conference will draw an estimated 200 people. Through presentations and breakout sessions, the conference will provide information, support and practical resources on a broad range of topics. The program brings together 15 individuals from eight universities, hospitals and agencies to address new developments in cancer management, the safety of patient health data, the role of the ÒbuiltÓ environment and provides suggestions for how patients can care for themselves. It will also provide various perspectives to help individuals make informed decisions about their health and care.

ÒThis conference will resonate with people who have been recently diagnosed, are in treatment, or have completed treatment,Ó said Pam Priest Naeve, Director of Community Education for CPIC. ÒIt will also deliver down-to-earth information that supports caregivers, family members, friends and health care providers.Ó

CPIC research scientist Dr. Scarlett Lin Gomez will describe the emerging research approach of how everything from our cells to our physical surroundings Ð even specific neighborhoods -- impact health and the role of each in cancer.

The $20 registration fee includes breakfast and lunch. (Registered Nurses and Social Workers can receive Continuing Education Units for an additional $35.) Parking is free.

CPIC Breast Cancer Conference
Saturday, Mar 1
8:00 a.m. Ð 3:15 p.m.
Golden Gate Club at the Presidio
135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco
(415) 420-6050
$20/person includes breakfast and lunch

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