Moffitt Cancer Center’s Annual Breast Cancer Education Conference To Feature Notable Harvard Women’s Basketball Coach

September 02, 2009

Kathy Delaney Smith: Breast cancer survivor and winningest Ivy League women’s basketball coach

Tampa, FL—The 22nd annual FACTors Breast Cancer Education Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Higgins Hall, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5221 N. Himes Ave. Kathy Delaney-Smith, the winningest Ivy League women’s basketball coach, whose team became the first tournament 16-seed to knock off a No. 1 seed in the history of the men’s or women’s NCAA basketball, will be thekeynote.

Hear how Delaney-Smiths’ winning and positive attitude sustained her when diagnosed with breast cancer. She is a 10-year survivor.

The FACTors breast cancer education conference is the only one of its kind in the area that provides an opportunity to learn about breast cancer research, treatment, prevention, support groups, community resources, survivorship and advocacy. Featured workshops will include “Living Well: Coping with the Emotional Impact of Cancer,” “Reconstruction or Not —Knowing Your Options and Making the Best Choice for You” and “Nutrition and Cancer: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.” Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available.

Guest luncheon speaker will be Dr. Susan Hoover, breast surgeon and breast cancer survivor. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Additionally the daylong program includes a doctors’ Q-and-A panel, more than 30 exhibitors, entertainment, book-signings and prizes.

Conference fee is $25, and pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Sept. 20. Register at For information, call (813) 745-6345 or e-mail

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center — a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. 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 U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.