Friday, October 3, 2003

Discussion focuses
on breast cancer

Specialists will discuss the latest developments in breast cancer prevention and treatment in a public program from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. tomorrow at Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel.

More than 800 Hawaii women are diagnosed annually with breast cancer, one of the leading causes of death in women.

Straub Foundation organized the conference on "Advances and Controversies in Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment."

Meetings were scheduled yesterday and today for physicians and health care providers to discuss the latest medical developments in dealing with breast cancer.

The public program will cover topics such as high-risk patients, new techniques in diagnosing early breast cancer, advances in fighting breast cancer and why radiation is given for breast cancer.

Guest speakers include Drs. Patrick I. Borgen, chief of Breast Service, Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, and William C. Dooley, the G. Rainey Williams professor and chairman of the Oklahoma University Breast Institute, and director of Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Oklahoma.

Call 524-6755 or visit to register for the free program. Seating is limited.


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