Medical Team To Discuss Early Form of Breast Cancer June 6th

May 09, 2003

The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center of the University of Rochester Medical Center will hold a dinner and panel discussion on a common form of breast cancer. The event will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 6, at the URMC Conference Center's Bill and Joan Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576, located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Lattimore Road.

The focus of discussion will be ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), an early form of breast cancer that has not spread beyond the milk duct. Awareness of this cancer is growing, as mammography is detecting it more often. Oncologists are seeing a rise in DCIS incidence in recent years, as mammography improvements have aided in detection. Approximately a quarter of all newly diagnosed breast cancer cases are DCIS.

The panel will include Gretchen Ahrendt, M.D., surgical director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program; Jennifer Griggs, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program; Marilyn Ling, M.D., radiation oncologist; and Linda Schiffhauer, M.D., pathologist.

The cost is $15 per person, which includes dinner. Scholarships are available for eligible registrants. To register, call Kristin Galvin-Burwick at (585) 275-4797 or e-mail

Questions about the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program may be directed to Jennifer J. Griggs, M.D., M.P.H., co-director, or Beverly Brooks, associate director of community education, at (585) 275-4797.

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