Moffitt Cancer Center to Jointly Sponsor the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville’s Breast Cancer Symposium

January 27, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Center is jointly sponsoring the 16th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease, which is scheduled for Feb. 10-13, 2011, at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Fla. The symposium, a program of the Department of Pathology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, features several leading experts in breast health care.

The target audience includes scientists, clinicians and specialists involved in the treatment and care of patients with breast disease, as well as education and research.

The program includes the following presentations:

  • Beyond the Controversy: Understanding and Communicating Recommendations on Screening Mammography
  • Discovery of Breast Cancer Genes and Risk Reduction Strategies
  • The Emerging Role of Ultrasound, MRI and Nuclear Medicine Imaging of the Breast in Clinical Practice
  • Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Breast Cancer and Survivorship

Speakers include Rachel Brem, M.D., director of Breast Imaging and Intervention and a professor of radiology at The George Washington University Medical Center, and cancer screening expert Stephen Taplin, M.D., M.P.H., a senior scientist in the Office of the Associate Director of the Applied Research Program at the National Cancer Institute.

In addition, the following Moffitt experts from the Don and Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program are scheduled to speak at the symposium: Eleanor Harris, M.D., Susan Minton, D.O., Loretta Loftus, M.D., Hatem Soliman, M.D.

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About Moffitt Cancer Center

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 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia, one in Pennsylvania 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 marks a very important anniversary this year – 25 years committed to one mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.


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