Breast Cancer Conference to Feature Experts from The James

September 24, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Community members are invited to attend a breast cancer conference with Dr. Charles L. Shapiro, professor of medical oncology and director of breast medical oncology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James). The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Martha Morehouse Medical Pavilion Auditorium, 2050 Kenny Road.

Shapiro will discuss medical oncology updates, as well as breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Dr. Maryam Lustberg, a breast oncologist at OSUCCC – James, will discuss survivorship issues and initiatives at The James. Dietitians Beth Grainger and Ashley Harris with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will provide an overview on nutrition recommendations for breast cancer patients. Dr. Pankaj Tiwari, a plastic surgery physician at OSUCCC – James, will discuss reconstruction options for patients. Additional presentations by experts will focus on the radiation oncology services offered at The James.

This program is for survivors of breast cancer, family members, friends and health professionals, and is free to attend. For more information, or to register, call 614-293-6428.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only seven centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials. The NCI recently rated Ohio State's cancer program as "exceptional," the highest rating given by NCI survey teams. As the cancer program's 210-bed adult patient-care component, The James is a "Top Hospital" as named by the Leapfrog Group and one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


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