Opening Keynote and Q & A
Precision Medicine: Decoding Your CancerKathy D. Miller, MD
Saturday, September 29, 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Breast cancer treatment today is no longer one-size-fits all. This approach—often called precision medicine—uses genomic tests to determine what drives the cancer’s growth and which treatments are most likely to halt it. In this keynote, hear about the impact of genomic tests in treating breast cancers of all stages, learn how researchers use these tests and explore the cutting-edge medicines available now, often through clinical trials, based on information gathered from them.
Afternoon Keynote and Q & A
Myths & Truths: NutritionJulie LG Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN
Saturday, September 29, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
With so much information out there on what to eat or not to eat, knowing what’s hype and what’s scientifically proven can be difficult. Listen to this session to get the facts.
Closing Keynote and Q & A
Myths & Truths: Fitness and ExercisePallav K. Mehta, MD
Sunday, September 30, 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
With so much information out there on exercise, knowing what’s hype and what’s scientifically proven can be difficult. Listen to this session to get the facts.
The Latest Research: Hormonal TherapiesSameer Gupta, MD, MPH
Hormonal therapy is used to reduce the risk of recurrence in early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. In this session you will learn how the latest research findings impact you, get an overview of the types of hormonal therapies available, and gain strategies for easing side effects and improving quality of life.
Genetic TestingJennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH, MA
Did you know that about 5 – 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary, caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child? Join Dr. Klemp to hear some of today’s most compelling information about hereditary breast cancer risks, and learn about the benefits and limitations of genetic testing and how test results can help you make informed decisions.
Supporting Children When a Parent Has CancerJulie Larson, LCSW
From wanting to communicate the “right” things to striving to keep routines on track, many parents worry about how to best support their children after a breast cancer diagnosis. Join this session to learn age-appropriate language to use with your children when talking about your diagnosis and treatment. Gain insight into how children process illness and how you can help your child to cope with their fears. Get practical strategies and explore resources to manage day-to-day matters like school pick-ups, family chores and playdates to make the most of your energy while managing matters of the heart and home.