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Conferences 9th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

When:   Friday, February 27, 2009 - Sunday, March 1, 2009

Where:   Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX

Hosted by: Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Young Survival Coalition

Get conference details at c4yw.org.

About the Keynote Sessions

Eric P. Winer, MD, began the weekend by detailing medical advances specific to young women affected by breast cancer.

Download a podcast and transcript of this keynote session.

Our second keynote speaker was Wendy S. Harpham, MD, FACP, author of Happiness in a Storm. She discussed embracing life through and after cancer.

Download a podcast and transcript of the question and answer session with Dr. Winer and Dr. Harpham.

Rowan T. Chlebowski, MD, PhD, ended the weekend by explaining the newest research on diet and nutrition and what it means to you.

About the Workshops

Workshops covered a range of issues. Download podcasts, transcripts and slides for these workshops:

Adoption: Options, Challenges and Successes

Advanced Breast Cancer: Living with Uncertainty

Advanced Breast Cancer: Medical and Quality-of-Life Updates

Anxiety and Depression: A Roadmap to Understanding Emotions and Finding Support

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): Understanding Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Gaining a Better Understanding: Breast Cancer and the Environment

Going Strong! Bone Health for Young Women

Journaling: Healing with Words

Practical Tools for Living with a History of Breast Cancer

Professionally Speaking: Managing Cancer and Career

Reshaping You: Breast Reconstruction Options

Women Who Partner with Women

About the Keynote Speakers

Dr. Winer is chief of the division of women’s cancers and the Thompson senior investigator in breast cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Winer has authored over 200 articles, clinical communications, reviews, book chapters and editorials. He serves on the editorial board for several peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Dr. Winer is co-chair of Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) Breast Committee and chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Cancer Communications Committee. He also serves on LBBC’s medical advisory board and is the chief scientific advisor and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Wendy S. Harpham, MD, FACP, is a doctor of internal medicine, best-selling author, long-term cancer survivor and mother of three. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1990, Dr. Harpham redefined her career by turning to writing as a way to continue to educate, comfort and inspire others. She has written six books for people dealing with illness or injury and their families. Her book set—When a Parent Has Cancer with the children’s book Becky and the Worry Cup— was awarded 2006 Consumer Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing. Her newest book, Happiness in a Storm, is about getting good care and finding happiness when you are sick or injured. She also has her own regular column in Oncology Times, entitled View From the Other Side of the Stethoscope, which received the 2006 Silver Award from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors for “Best Regular Column: Contributed.”

Rowan T. Chlebowski, MD, PhD, is a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and chief of the division of medical oncology and hematology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He acts as a Women’s Health Initiative representative to the National Cancer Institute Cohort Consortium and serves on the steering committees for multiple studies focused on breast cancer and women’s health, including the Women’s Health Initiative and the Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study. His major research interests include prevention and treatment. He has published extensively in major journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He was a presenter at the 2005 and 2006 annual meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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