Oct 21 2017: 8:00am–12:15pm

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.

Registration Information

This event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call 401-444-8009.

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Time Event
8 - 9 a.m. Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast
9 - 9:20 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Theresa A. Graves, MD
Director, Breast Center of the Lifespan Cancer Institute, Rhode Island Hospital

Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD
Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology, Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals

9:20 - 10:20 a.m.

Panel Discussion, followed by Q&A
Theresa A. Graves, MD, Moderator


  • Amy Potter Pilotte, ANP-BC, ACHPN
    University Surgical Associates Breast Surgery Program
    Lifespan Cancer Institute
    Women’s Medicine Collaborative
  • Doreen L. Wiggins, MD, MHL
    University Surgical Associates
    Director, Women’s Cancer Survivorship Program
    Women’s Medicine Collaborative
  • Mary L. Lopresti, DO
    Hematology Oncology
    Breast and Gynecological Oncology
    Lifespan Cancer Institute
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

Keynote Address
Ann Partridge, MD, MPH

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

Event Sponsors

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.

More Information

For more information, please call Lifespan Community Health Institute at 401-444-8009.