On Sept. 14, the UC Cancer Center will
host "My Mother, My Daughter, Myself," a luncheon to generate critical
funding for research and technology to make early detection, treatment
and an eventual cure for breast cancer possible.
Lillie Shockney, education and outreach
director for Johns Hopkins Breast Center and a breast cancer survivor
herself, will share inspiring patient stories at the sixth annual event.
UC's comprehensive cancer diagnosis,
treatment and care center is home to one of only two high-risk breast
cancer clinics in the Tristate offering early detection services,
surveillance, access to education and inclusion in clinical trials. The
clinic is the only facility in the Tristate to offer ductal lavage, a
minimally invasive method of detecting abnormal cells.
And the UC Cancer Center continues to
grow. It recently welcomed two new breast cancer specialists, Jennifer
Manders, MD, a surgical oncologist, and Ruth Lavigne, MD, a radiation
Last year, more than 700 people attended
the luncheon, which raised $140,000 to support breast cancer research.
Corporate tables ($1,500) and individual tickets ($100) are available
by calling (513) 558-8624.