MOFFITT’S 19th ANNUAL BREAST CANCER EDUCATION CONFERENCE

August 18, 2006

TAMPA, Fla.  – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute’s

19th Annual FACTors (Fighting Against Breast Cancer Together) Breast Cancer Education Conference will be held Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside. The conference fee is $25. The deadline for registration is Sept. 12. For more information call (813) 745-1775, e-mail FACTors@moffitt.usf.edu or register online at moffittcancercenter.org.

 

Annabel Clark, photographer/author of “Journal, A Mother & Daughter’s Recovery From Breast Cancer”, (co-authored with her mother, actress Lynn Redgrave) will be the keynote speaker and Dee Dee Jonrowe, breast cancer survivor and world’s top female dog sledder and Iditarod racer will be the special luncheon speaker.

 

FACTors was created more than 19 years ago to empower women by providing support, education and information on breast cancer. The annual conference brings together patients of all ages (those currently in treatment as well as those who have completed treatment), caregivers, family, friends and members of the community who have an interest in breast health.

 

The conference will feature a Doctors’ Q & A Panel, the latest in breast cancer treatment updates, research advances, exercise and nutrition information, psychosocial support opportunities, caregiver and breast cancer resources, complementary therapies and advocacy initiatives. The event also includes a continental breakfast and lunch, professional exhibitors, several workshops in Spanish and door prizes.

 

In 2001, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute earned NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials,

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prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive

Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country's leading cancer centers, and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

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