25th Annual Breast Cancer Update planned for April 19

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The 25th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held virtually on April 19, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Angiola Harry, Unsplash Media)

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is preparing for the 25th Annual Breast Cancer Update which will be held virtually on April 19, 2023 from 7:30 AM until 1:00 PM. The event is free to attend and open to anyone who wishes to learn more about advances as well as the latest trends in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

“As someone who has seen firsthand the impact of medical care disparities on breast cancer patients, I am passionate about the need to address access and equity issues in healthcare,” Karen Louie, M.D. of Christiana Care said. “No one should be denied access to life-saving treatment because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or any other factor beyond their control.  It’s time for us to come together and work towards a more just and equitable healthcare system that ensures that all patients receive the care they deserve.”

The Annual Breast Cancer Update, which this year will focus on Access & Advances in Breast Cancer Care & Therapies, began as a small scientific meeting designed to provide physicians with the latest trends in breast cancer treatments and diagnosis. Over the years, it has grown to an annual educational conference that is free to the public. Because it is held virtually, the conference is available to anyone anywhere who wants to attend.

“Each year, we offer this at no cost to attend,” Marilyn Hyte, President of the DBCC Board of Trustees and Chair of the Update Committee, said. “The Breast Cancer Update features leading medical breast cancer panel experts and informational resources who provide details on the latest developments in treatment as well as care for breast cancer survivors and their families. The conference also provides valuable information to physicians, nurses, students and allied health professionals.”

According to DBCC, healthcare professionals and students seize the opportunity to not only earn CEU’s and Contact Hours at no cost, but they are also provided the most up-to-date tools available for diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Some of the topics that will be covered at this year’s update include Access, Equity and Barriers to Care, Oncoplastic Surgery, Immunotherapy and Breast Cancer, Research on Fear of Re-occurrence in Partners as well as Reoccurrence of Breast Cancer.

“Our goal is to have programming that empowers our community in the fight against breast cancer,” Hyte said. “The Annual Breast Cancer Update allows us to bring nationally renowned speakers in the breast cancer field and gives us the opportunity to educate the community about innovative research, treatment and programs that are available in Delaware.”

The update is open to anyone who wishes to attend, and the free registration is available at https://dbcc.ejoinme.org/BCU2023. There is also information on the website regarding how to support the program through sponsorships.

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