September 8, 1997

Media Contacts: Traci Simmons, 404/727-8599, tgsimmo@emory.edu
Sarah Goodwin, 404/727-5686, sgoodwi@emory.edu
Kathi Ovnic, 404/727-9371, covnic@emory.edu


The annual Emory Breast Health Forum provides a unique opportunity for participants to get information on all aspects of breast cancer, from prevention to detection to treatment and follow-up care. The forum is sponsored by the Breast Health Center at the Winship Cancer Center of Emory University. Experts from Emory Breast Health Center and Emory Women's Care will explain the most recent findings in each of these areas and then will take questions from the audience in a comfortable, informative session.

The forum will be held at the D. Abbott Turner Center of Emory University, 1701 Clifton Road NE, on Tuesday Oct. 21. Registration and a reception begin at 6 p.m. The forum is scheduled from 6:30 - 8 p.m. There is no charge to attend the forum, but participants are asked to register in advance by calling Emory HealthConnection at (404) 778-7777 by Oct. 14.

Program participants and topics:

Debra Monticello, M.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology
"Getting the Message Across: The Falling Death Rate from Breast Cancer"

Lori Hughes, M.D., Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
"New Treatment Options -- Breast Conservation Therapy"

Grant Carlson, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncology
"What's New in Early Breast Cancer Treatment"

Robin Miller, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine
"Are you at Risk? Familial Breast Cancer and Chronic Breast Cancer"

Mary Dolan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
"Saving Yourself: The Importance of Early Detection and Annual Screenings"

For more general information on The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, call Health Sciences News and Information at 404-727-5686, or send e-mail to hsnews@emory.edu.

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