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25th Breast Cancer Update to focus on access, advances

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The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will hold its annual research and treatment update April 19

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will offer its 25th Annual Breast Cancer Update virtually April 19.

“As someone who has seen firsthand the impact of medical care disparities on breast cancer patients, I am passionate about the need to address access and equity issues in healthcare,” said Dr. Karen Louie of Christiana Care said. “No one should be denied access to life-saving treatment because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or any other factor beyond their control.  It’s time for us to come together and work towards a more just and equitable healthcare system that ensures that all patients receive the care they deserve.”

The annual update will focus on Access & Advances in breast cancer care and therapies.

The event began as a small scientific meeting designed to provide physicians with the latest trends in breast cancer treatments and diagnosis.

It has grown to an annual educational conference that is free to the public.

According to the coalition, healthcare professionals and students seize the opportunity to not only earn CEUs and contact hours at no cost, but they are also provided the most up-to-date tools available for diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

Some of the topics that will be covered at this year’s update include access, equity and barriers to care, oncoplastic surgery, immunotherapy and breast cancer, research on fear of re-occurrence in partners as well as reoccurrence of breast cancer.

“Our goal is to have programming that empowers our community in the fight against breast cancer,” said Marilyn Haut, president of the DBCC Board of Trustees and chair of the Update Committee

Register here.


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