Avenues of Healing
Avenues of Healing
Please join us for an enjoyable and educational morning about breast cancer and survivorship presented by the Lifespan Cancer Institute, Lifespan Community Health Institute and the American Cancer Society.
This event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call 401-444-8009.
|8 - 9 a.m.||Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast|
|9 - 9:20 a.m.||
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Theresa A. Graves, MD
Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD
|9:20 - 10:20 a.m.||
Panel Discussion, followed by Q&A
|10:20 - 10:50 a.m.||Break and Exhibits
Live demonstrations to keep you looking
and feeling good during and after treatment
|10:50 - Noon||
As a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, co-founder and director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), and director of the Adult Survivorship Program at DFCI and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, is a national leader in the field of oncology. A medical oncologist and clinical and health services researcher, Dr. Partridge’s work improves the care and outcomes of patients with cancer through research and the development of innovative clinical programming.
She focuses her research on the support and education of young breast cancer patients. The Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer concentrates on this demographic, who are more likely to suffer physically and psychosocially after a cancer diagnosis. Based on its unique value to patients, Dr. Partridge and her team are working to expand and enhance the program to improve health outcomes in young women with breast cancer throughout New England and beyond.
Dr. Partridge is the principal investigator for the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Study, which includes multiple hospitals and more than 1400 women who were diagnosed at age 40 or younger. In 2016 she was elected co-chair of the Alliance Breast Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.
|Noon - 12:15 p.m.||Prize Drawings and Closing Remarks|
Thank you to program sponsors Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and Genomic Health, to partner sponsor Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, and to media sponsors Coast 93.3 and B101, for making this event possible.
For more information, please call Lifespan Community Health Institute at 401-444-8009.