10th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer
When: Friday, February 26, 2010
- Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Hosted by: Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition
This event is the only international educational conference solely dedicated to the unique needs of young women with breast cancer.
Get conference details at c4yw.org.
About the Keynote Sessions
Julie R. Gralow, MD, began the weekend by providing a medical update specific to young women affected by breast cancer.
Our second keynote speaker was Julia H. Rowland, PhD, discussed Young Women with Breast Cancer: Living Fully Is the Best Revenge.
Our closing plenary speaker was Kim Carlos, co-author of Nordies at Noon—the Personal Stories of Four Women "Too Young" for BreastCancer.
About the Workshops
Workshops covered a range of issues. Download podcasts, transcripts and slides from these workshops:
About the Keynote Speakers
Dr. Gralow is director of breast medical oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She is active in clinical care, education and research and is the principal investigator on numerous local and national clinical trials related to breast cancer treatment, prevention and survivorship. Dr. Gralow, a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board, is committed to improving the quality of life for people with breast cancer through education, exercise and diet. She promotes breast cancer awareness in the community. She is medical director and team physician for "Team Survivor Northwest," a group of female cancer survivors who improve their health through fitness and exercise.
Dr. Rowland is director of the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship and a long-time clinician, researcher and teacher in the psychosocial aspects of cancer. She has written extensively about women’s reactions to breast cancer, as well as on the roles of coping, social support and development during treatment for cancer. Dr. Rowland was the first director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Post-Treatment Resource Program, an innovative resource center providing a full range of non-medical services to patients and their families after the end of treatment. Since joining the NCI, Dr. Rowland has created numerous partnerships to advance public awareness about the needs of survivors with other federal and non-governmental agencies.
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