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Three-Part Teleconference Series Focused on Advanced Breast Cancer Information and Support

Get the latest research, treatment and quality-of-life information on metastatic disease

November 5, 2009

Written By Michelle Zeigler

LBBC hosted a special, three-part teleconference series, Advanced Breast Cancer: Living Well Through Information and Support, on Wednesday, October 14, Wednesday, October 21, and Thursday, November 5.

During Part 1, Treatment Update: Medical and Quality-of-Life News, speaker William J. Gradishar, MD, FACP presented information on the latest research and provided practical advice on how to manage your symptoms and side effects.

Download a PowerPoint presentation, read a transcript or listen to a recording of Part 1.

During Part 2, Generosa Grana, MD talked about Research and You: Understanding Clinical Trials. Learn how to access clinical trials, find out what trials are available and understand the benefits and risks of participating. Dr. Grana also explored the latest research on breast cancer metastasis.

Download a PowerPoint presentation, read a transcript or listen to a recording of Part 2.

During Part 3, Living Fully: Making Treatment Decisions, speaker Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, discussed how to have the best quality of life while living with advanced breast cancer. Learn how to make the right treatment decisions for you, communicate your short-term and long-term goals with your loved ones and adapt to a changing treatment plan.

About Our Speakers

Dr. Gradishar is professor of medicine in the division of hematology and medical oncology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and serves as director of breast medical oncology, associate director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Program and program director of Northwestern University’s hematology/oncology fellowship training program. His research focuses on the development of new therapies for breast cancer treatment. He is a reviewer for numerous journals and has published many articles on breast cancer therapies.

Dr. Grana is the Director of the Cooper Cancer Institute and Head of the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. She serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Hematology and Oncology at Cooper University Hospital. She is also Adjunct Professor at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research in Camden, New Jersey. Dr. Grana has received numerous awards including the Johnson & Johnson Community Health Crystal Award and the American Cancer Society Silver Chalice Award.

Lillie D. Shockney is University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer and assistant professor in the departments of surgery and gynecology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also an assistant professor at John Hopkins School of Nursing and co-founder and vice president of the national nonprofit organization Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer. Ms. Shockney is a published author and nationally recognized public speaker on breast cancer and serves on the medical advisory board of several national breast cancer organizations. She is the recipient of numerous leadership and community service awards and was selected as one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland for her leadership and community service efforts. Dr. Shockney’s research interests include quality of life issues for survivors.

About our Sponsor

This teleconference series is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor Veridex and benefactor GlaxoSmithKline.

About the Program

All teleconferences featured a presentation by the speaker, followed by a 45-minute question-and-answer session. To listen, you need only a computer with Real Network Player or Windows Media Player.