Breast Cancer Treatment Discussion Set for May 20th

Discussion Centers On Understanding a Pathology Report

May 04, 2004

Women with breast cancer have an opportunity to learn more about medical decision-making in a program sponsored by the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The dinner program, entitled “Understanding Your Pathology Report: Uncovering the Mysteries of Medical Decision-Making,” is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20th.

Participants will learn about what medical professionals look for in pathology reports and how that impacts their treatment recommendations. It will explain why two women with breast cancer will face different treatment regimens.

Linda M. Schiffhauer. M.D., assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and pathologist with the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program, will lead the discussion and Jennifer J. Griggs, M.D., M.P.H., will moderate.  It will be held at the University of Rochester Medical Center Conference Center’s William and Mildred Levine Pavilion, located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Kendrick Road.

The cost is $20 per person.  Scholarships are available for eligible registrants.  To register, call Kristin Galvin-Burwick at (585) 275-4797 or e-mail kristin_galvinburwick@urmc.rochester.edu.

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

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