Breast Cancer Detection, Treatment and Prevention Subject of Yale Pathology Department Program

Yale researchers will discuss the latest advances in detecting, treating and preventing breast cancer at a program being held Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the School of Medicine’s Jane Ellen Hope Building, Room 110, 315 Cedar Street. Featured speakers include:

* Dr. Jose Costa, Opening Remarks *
* Dr. Darryl Carter, “Surgical Pathology Report of the 21st Century” *
* Dr. Irena Tocino, “New Developments in Breast Imaging” *
* Dr. Deborah Dillon, “Molecular Pathogenesis of Breast Cancer” *
* Dr. Michael DiGiovanna, “Clinical Implications of HER-2/neu” *
* Dr. Barbara Burtness, “The Role of Dose-Dense Therapy in Breast Cancer” *
* Dr. Bruce Haffty, “Molecular and Genetic Markers in Locally Recurrent Conservatively Managed Breast Cancer” *
* Dr. Barbara Ward, “Breast Cancer Prevention: The STAR trial.”

The program is part of the Yale Pathology Series on Contemporary Issues in Diagnostic Assessment. Participants can earn 3.5 credit hours toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

The program fee is $25.00. For more information or to register, please call (203) 785-4578. Free parking will be provided across the street from the seminar room.

* The program fee will be waived for members of the media who attend.

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