Duke Cancer Institute To Host Breast Health Symposium

June 28, 2017
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Duke CanShelley Hwang, MDcer Institute will host What’s Best For Breasts? at the Trent Semans Great Hall, in Durham, on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The symposium is free and open to the public.

What’s Best For Breasts? will include informational sessions and panel discussions featuring breast experts in oncology, genetics, risk assessment, imaging, nutrition, exercise, prevention and more. Guests will have an opportunity to interact with medical experts and submit questions. The event will feature special guest, E. Shelley Hwang, MD, chief of breast surgery at the Duke Cancer Institute, named in 2016 to Time magazine's Top 100 Most Influencial People.

“This symposium will give participants the opportunity to interact with Duke's world-renown clinicians,” said breast surgeon Jennifer Plichta, MD, one of the event’s organizers and director of Duke's Breast Risk Assessment Clinic. “We hope to inform and educate the community by answering the tough and often confusing questions related to breast health.”

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking is also free. What’s Best For Breasts? will also feature drawings for prizes and swag bags. Pre-registration opens Tuesday, Aug. 1, and is required. For more information, breasthealthinfo@duke.edu.

Note: Shelley Hwang, MD, and Jennifer Plichta, MD, have teamed with the American Cancer Society to server as honorary team captain and co-captain for this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The American Cancer Society currently funds more than $9 million in cancer research at Duke. Join the fight against breast cancer. Step out with Dr. Hwang and Dr. Plichta on Saturday, Oct. 14, at North Hills Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina. To join our team, visit Team Duke Cancer Institute.

Topics: breast cancer