Cincinnati--Saturday, October 26,
the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, The Barrett
Cancer Center and The University Hospital (Health Alliance of Greater
Cincinnati) are cosponsoring "Focusing on the Future," the sixth annual breast cancer symposium
from 8:25 a.m. to 12:45 p.m .at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter,
10 W. RiverCenter Boulevard, Covington, Ky. Call the hotel (859)
261-2900 for directions. The four-hour symposium will highlight the
latest cancer tools, from MRI imaging for earlier diagnosis, to new
treatments for breast cancer. Participants will learn about new
chemotherapeutic agents available, innovative applications of newer
hormonal therapies, and the role of surgical and radiation treatments.
Physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals are invited to
attend the symposium, but anyone with an interest in the diagnosis and
treatment of breast cancer is welcome. Hearty brunch/lunch items and
refreshments will be served throughout the conference. Elyse Lower, MD,
UC professor of hematology/oncology, will give the introductory remarks
at 8:25 a.m.
Topics, speakers and approximate times include:
- 9 a.m. "Quasar Modalities for High-Risk Patients: MRI and other Imaging Advancements"
Harms, MD, professor and director of imaging research, Department of
Radiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and medical
director of Aurora Imaging Technology, Inc.
- 9:15 a.m. "Stellar Surgical Strategies
- Edgar Saren, MD, professor/chairman, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Toledo
- 10 a.m. "Innovative Dimensions in Hormone Therapy"
- Charles Vogel, MD, clinical professor, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami School of Medicine
- 11:15 a.m. "Chemotherapy: Exploring New Galaxies"
- Charles Shapiro, MD, associate professor of medicine, The Ohio State University, Director of Breast Medical Oncology
- Noon "Promising Advances in Brachytherapy"
- Robert Kuske, MD, professor, Department of Human-Oncology in Radiation-Oncology, University of Wisconsin.
(CME) credit course costs $20 for residents, fellows, and nurses and
$40 for practicing physicians. To register, call Lynn Fisher at (513)
558-2827 or log onto www.cme.uc.edu.