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Media Advisory: Free Education Event on What Breast Cancer Survivors Need to Know - 05/18/2016

Media Advisory: Free Education Event on What Breast Cancer Survivors Need to Know

Release Date: May 18, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: FREE EDUCATION EVENT ON WHAT BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS NEED TO KNOW

WHAT: On May 21, 2016, the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is sponsoring a free education event for breast cancer survivors to learn from experts about topics including:

  • Talking to children about breast cancer
  • Survivorship in early breast cancer
  • Fear of recurrence
  • Survivorship and metastatic patients
  • Advice for caregivers
  • Sexuality and intimacy
  • Integrative medicine
  • Spirituality and hope
  • Diet and lifestyle for healthy living
  • What’s new in breast cancer research

Event organizers say the day of presentations, panel discussions, and a question-and-answer session should draw 200 breast cancer survivors and family members from the region. Presenters include experts from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and other medical professionals. WBAL-TV 11’s anchor Deborah Weiner is expected to provide the event’s opening remarks. The event also includes specialized programming for children of attendees. Funding for the event is provided by the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the Jane Rice Survivorship Program in Breast Cancer, Susan G. Komen Maryland, Under Armour and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WHEN:

Saturday, May 21, 2006
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:

BWI Airport Marriott
1743 W. Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD  21090

Interview Opportunities:

Event co-chairs:

Elissa Bantug, breast cancer survivor, research program manager at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Program and co-director of the Young Women with Breast Cancer Program

Vered Stearns, M.D., co-director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:

For more information or to register for the event, visit http://breastcancerevents.johnshopkins.edu/

For the Media

Contacts:

Vanessa Wasta
410-614-2916
wasta@jhmi.edu